Endorphins 101

A couple years ago I was pushing myself pretty hard lifting weights under the direction of my trainer.  I was tired and whining as is my way and the trainer told me to just keep going and enjoy the endorphins.  I gave him the look.  You know the one!  On a side note, it does my heart good when I guy suddenly realizes he is in danger and he gets that stunned look on his face as his body kicks into fight or flight and you are the person who put that look there!  Let me explain why my trainer almost died.  I am all about fair play so if I am due some prize for busting my butt lifting weights somebody had better make sure I get my prize.  To my knowledge I have never experienced endorphins or “runners high”.  If running is required to capture these endorphins then I see where the problem is and I’ll pass on the prize thanks! So how do I get my fair share of endorphins?  Is this a myth made up by people who like to see fat chicks run?

You’re doing it all wrong!

I’m sure you have heard the saying that “a little bit of knowledge is a dangerous thing”.  Well that is my topic for today.  People have a tendency to become very invested in the bit of knowledge they have and are unable to see that there are other ways of doing things and other experiences out there. My personal pet peeve is when I am discussing a success I have had in some area of my life and I get the “You are doing it all wrong”.  I had success, how can it be all wrong.  Ahh, I didn’t do things the same way as my companion did.  I got from point A to B by a different route and apparently my way is full of as yet unidentified pit falls.  It can be frustrating trying to get a person to understand that you are different than they are and that what works for them may not work for me.  Their path may be shorter and smoother for most but maybe not for me.