As I sit here procrastinating about studying, I started thinking about my workout tomorrow. I have been slowly running again since my Achilles surgery. I never WANT to run. I despise running. I run 1) because the Army makes me and 2) because it makes me feel good. Research has proven that exercise raises endorphins that cause better moods. No matter how hurt I am or how much I’m throwing up after a workout, I am always in a better mood when finished. When I’m angry I lift weights. I see a direct correlation between how angry I am and how much weight I can lift. Moral of the story is, when you need to get away and calm down or perk up turn to exercise. Once you get into a rhythm you will see that alcohol impairs gains and you will have another reason to not drink.