Last Monday morning, my wife and I decided to go out for a quick run around the neighborhood. I didn’t have classes until the afternoon, so we thought we’d take some time and make the best of it. I’ve been trying to get into some sort of rhythm again with running, but it’s been hard because of school. Nevertheless, we ran/walked a little over two miles, and I felt great.
I hope I can keep it up. After all, we just celebrated our 4-year anniversary. It would be great to be around for another 60 years or so. (That’s the low end of my expectation. If I had it my way, I’d live forever. But that could have it’s own complications.) The evidence so far is that married men live longer than single men (for a variety of reasons), and adding running into the mix shouldn’t hurt.
I would highly recommend to all couples that they do something physical with each other (outside the bedroom, i.e. not sex) once in a while. The oxygenation of the brain and exercising of the body releases all sorts of feel-good hormones that last the rest of the day. And doing that with the love of your life only adds to the enjoyment. Heck, if you’re not getting along, doing something together like that could be the thing that helps your relationship.
I’m serious. It felt great.
We’re going for another run soon… We promised each other this.
Categories: Running Blog
René F. Najera, DrPH
I'm a Doctor of Public Health, having studied at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health.
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