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Old 07-12-2008, 08:50 PM   #1
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Twice in the last week I have gotten that "high" after exercising. Love it! It's kind of elusive though--I can't figure out what I'm doing differently on these days. I can see why people go after it though.

So share you exercise highs! When do you get one--is it after working harder or longer, or doing something different that challenges your body more? And what crazy lengths have you gone to to find it?
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:05 PM   #2
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Hmmm... Is that where I stagger around like a rhino hit with a stun gun??
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Old 07-12-2008, 09:18 PM   #3
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I so agree with Kimmygoal on the tranquilized rhino! I usually get my high 7 to 8 minutes into a jog or right when I get a great hit in a ball game.
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Old 07-13-2008, 07:42 PM   #4
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I get runner's high occasionally.

I still remember the first time I got it: I was near the end of a long run in the hills and everything suddenly seemed to be so easy: My stride lengthened out so that I felt like a gazelle loping across a field, my breathing became effortless, and I just felt really good. Mostly though, I remember thinking how easy it all was--effortless. Like I was floating along in a dream.

This went on for a minute or so until I realized I was experiencing runner's high....then it faded.

Since then I've had it a few times. It comes on unexpectedly, lasts for a few minutes, then fades. When I realize it's happening I just try to bask in it while it lasts.

I don't do anything to try to get into that state: it just happens.

When I do get runner's high I'm not doing anything unusually difficult or pushing myself any harder than normal. It just seems to come on at random times, with no explanation. It's sort of like my body is telling me: "Thanks for all the hard work making me healthier! Here's a little surprise gift for you in return!"

I don't try to force it or make it happen, though.
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Old 07-14-2008, 11:18 AM   #5
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For me, the high comes after 30-40 mins. of exercise. And only sometimes. But getting it feels oh so good.

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Old 07-15-2008, 03:20 PM   #6
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This has been happening to me too. The other day i woke up and 4 AM and couldn't get back to sleep so I went to the gym. I was wired all day afterwards! I even stayed up late LOL
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