Depression-How I Overcame and How Running Was Instrumental in The Process

by | Jan 27, 2021 | Podcast

Grief and pain know no language, race, or gender. It affects all of us– and we all experience it differently through the stages of grief. From denial to acceptance, the story is never exactly the same. Sometimes we take one step forward, but then two steps back. And that’s okay.

In this episode, I walk you through my story of overcoming depression after the death of my mother. Despite all the pitfalls, I chose to get help thanks to a good friend who encouraged me to seek counseling. I am here now and much stronger with the memories of my mother still close to me.

As I was going to therapy for my mood. I realized I had to do something about my health/weight. I started running along with diet changes. What started out as a way to lose weight became so much more. I learned to love the feeling of running. I loved the wind especially in the fall and actually in winter. Rain didn’t even bother me. The adrenaline rush became a high that I needed. Running became a  key piece of the puzzle to get me back to me. It was cheaper than therapy.

Episode Highlights:

  • How I lost my mother
  • The Stages of Grief
  • Choosing to get help
  • How I dealt with my grief
  • How running was a part of my process to combat my depression

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