I was *so* bummed when my friend Heather and I went running yesterday morning and my Nike monitor only recorded 2 miles of our 5 mile run. I felt deflated, like I hadn’t actually run a decently paced five mile run.
Seeing my run all efficiently calculated by my Nike jog helper makes me feel satisfied and cha-ching, euphoric.
Studies are now showing that there really is something to a “Runner’s High.” Scientists have finally proven that there are endorphins released during running! The article about the study was published in the NY Times. Click here to read it.
Unfortunately, everyone in the study ran a full 2 hours before they were tested so for those of us short distance runners, the jury is still out on whether we get anything besides a feeling of accomplishment, love of nature, healthy heart and a fit physiqueout of the deal. But hey, those results are still a great deal (with or without the endorphins!).