Thursday, December 23, 2010

Stress and Self Revelation

About 3 years ago, I had on and off, (more "on" than "off") stomach pains for about 6-8 months. It would be a lovely stabbing pain right in my belly. After several different doctor visits with no resolutions,  and went to see a GI Specialist. Having an endoscopy and colonoscopy revealed I had GERDs brought on by stress..

OK. Sounds simple enough, except for the fact that I have no idea "what" I'm supposedly stressed about.

The same goes for teeth grinding.. My dentist's simple solution is to "stop stressing" and I'm about to punch someone in the face for saying those words to me again, because I don't have anything on my mind that I'm stressed or worried about! (now to think of it, I'm stressed over trying to figure out what I'm stressed about)

So over time, I have come to accept the fact that my mind and my body are not 1. They like to battle with another quite frequently. So if my mind isn't stressed about anything, my body will stress itself out, with another case of GERDs or whatever it feels like dabbling into.

My solution Training. I find that with training, my put my body in such a stressed/overworked state, that when I'm actually "relaxing" it enjoys that time and stops bothering me..

The past few days its been raining, and I try not to get myself in a bad situation so I do not run in the rain (I was caught in a hail storm it wasn't pleasant). I'll go to the gym instead, but its really not the same.For the past few days my body has been on a little high of trying to annoy the crap out of me with pains, stress, mood swings, and stomach acid so great I swear I feel a hole burning through my body. Even my friends can tell I was extremely grumpy.

The rain has stopped (for the next few days at least) and I finally got a 5 mile run in, and now things are at peace.

I feel so great and so level.

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