a term given to the feeling of euphoria that is induced by distance running. You don't have to be a world class athlete, or even a distance runner per se to experience this elevated state of mind. (source)While I believe the runner's high exists, despite ending up grinning ear to ear post race, I'm not sure I've ever experienced one (perhaps I'm not following the steps in the wikihow article?).
|blondie to my left is the definition of a runner's high.|
It was January 10th and I was wearing capri pants on a run- definitely a reason to smile. It was January 10th and it was 2 degrees Celsius- a reason to jump up and down. It was January 10th and I had to take my gloves off part way through the run- just TRY to wipe the smile off my face! It was January 10th, the sun was shining, and I was running on my lunch break, and it was glorious. Not even a flash "granular snow" storm lasting about 5 minutes could dampen my spirits. It was warm, it was sunny, and I was - dare I say - euphoric.
So euphoric, in fact, that it is possible that the euphoria hasn't worn off because I'm willing to post this terrible picture I took of myself and sent to two friends with a message saying "Beautiful afternoon to get a run in! Do it if you get the chance!"
|Go for a run!|
So- what do you think- was I high on life or was that a runner's high? If you're a runner- do you get the high?