here's a hug for you, rubyblue...
you did the right thing by putting on your sneakers and heading out, as long as you didn't catch pneumonia!!!
and great job for not beating yourself up over a slip. stress sucks. and it's
REAL HARD to manage when your best coping mechanism isn't available. we need to develop new ones, and it's not easy.
it's all part of the journey. i've tried sugar free gum [and i don't much care how loudly i snap it either!!!!] when i'm tense, and it helps. keeping that jaw wagging seems to do it for me sometimes.
and the hardest has been that i can no longer swallow my anger with food. or any other feeling for that matter. so i'm STUCK with them. and one and only one lesson has come out of that: THE WORLD DOESN'T FALL APART!!! sounds like such a simple thing, doesn't it?
but i'm telling ya, i always figured that if i spoke my mind, or argued, or lost my temper, all kinds of horrible things would happen: people would hate me, i'd lose my job, my family would stop speaking to me [hmmm. would that be SO bad???], whatever.
so, ruby, i hope you made your point[s] in that argument, and now, it's time to leave them there and move on to happier things.