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Wednesday, October 19, 2005

Recovery


As we marched back from the gym my breathing slowly returned to normal and my pulse returned to something approaching normal.

As I stepped into a very hot shower the feeling arrived. The feeling apparently has something to do with endorphins. Whatever causes it it is a physical 'high'. I've never taken drugs but I should imagine it's probably not far off it. An immense feeling of wellbeing - partly physical and also part mental - knowledge that you have earnt the right to feel this way through your efforts.

The feeling also makes you forget how much pain you were in a short while before. Unfortunately the next few weeks saw us being reminded on a daily basis.

7 Comments:

Blogger Plark said...

Ahh, endorphins. I love endporphins...

Haven't done any real exercise in a while though. But I do love that feeling after...

5:47 pm  
Blogger greavsie said...

It's waking up the next morning that I always used to find the worst bit.

6:37 pm  
Blogger Guyana-Gyal said...

It's how I feel after I've scrubbed and cleaned some part of the house. And I get a clean home too! Love endorphins.

I'm fascinated by what you do to those photos.

1:18 pm  
Blogger Growing Up said...

After a week the Army would have threw me out. Everything that you have said so far about lack of sleep and getting beasted isn't a good combination. Just reading about it is enough for me.

5:25 pm  
Blogger Monica said...

I wouldnt have even made it passed the qualifications to even get kicked out. I would have cried the first time somebody yelled at me...lol

And yes, endorphins rule.

11:04 pm  
Anonymous Laura said...

Endorphins, lovely endorphins. They are what had me kissing the midwife's forearm as she handed me my baby girl, twenty years ago. I don't think I was kissing anyone but the babies and my husband with the subequent two kids, but the euphoria was still there!

2:32 pm  
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