Runner’s High?

I never thought it would happen to me. Actually, if I’m completely honest I have to admit I wasn’t even sure it was a real thing. But I’ve always heard my friends who are runners talk about runner’s high.

Today I actually experienced it. There I was, in the middle of the GHS YMCA, doing my walk/run on the treadmill and something began to happen.

My praise music was blaring, and I got a second wind and the most euphoric feeling came over me. I felt like I could conquer the world. Truthfully it was all I could do NOT to throw my hands up in the air and give a triumphant whoop.

Now I can hardly wait to go back tomorrow morning. Will it happen again? Was it just a fluke?

I’m betting it wasn’t. But I’ll let you know tomorrow.

“Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us.” Hebrews 12:1

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Edie Melson is a freelance writer and editor with years of experience in the publishing industry. She’s a prolific writer, and has a popular writing blog, The Write Conversation. In keeping up with the leading edge of al things digital, Edie has become known as one of the go-to experts on social media for writers wanting to learn how to plug in. Her first book, Social Media Marketing for Writers took less than a month to move into the best-seller category on Amazon. As a sought after writing instructor, her heart to help others define and reach their dreams has connected her with writers all over the country. She’s the co-director of the Blue Ridge Mountains Christian Writers Conference, as well as a popular faculty member at numerous others. Edie is also the Social Media Coach for My Book Therapy. She’s a member of numerous professional writing organizations, including the Advanced Writers and Speakers Association, The Christian Pen, The Christian Writer’s View I and American Christian Fiction Writers. She’s also a regular contributor on, a Writers Digest top 101 websites for writers, as well as a regular columnist in Southern Writers Magazine. Married 30+ years to her high school sweetheart, Kirk, they have raised three sons.

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