April 26, 2007
Eventually, she cried less and less. She replaced the crying with exercise, walking three miles to work and back each day, going to the gym. She liked feeling her body respond to the challenges, and concentrating on her form and her breathing made it impossible to concentrate on her grief. She discovered that exercise did, in fact. reduce stress (and, in her case, panic attacks). It also helped her break the bad sleep cycle she was in. She was beginning to feel better. She could imagine light at the end of the tunnel, even if she couldn’t see it yet.