I'm a 25-yr-old, healthy male.
For the past 7 years or so I've been running every day (except 1-4 times / year when health or other things got in the way)
If I don't run on a certain day:
- I feel really cranky and depressed, everything has a negative edge to it
- I have trouble sleeping that night
- My legs feel worked up, like I want to use them (If I got aerobic exercise other ways I think my legs would still feel worked up)
So now I run every morning - just for 20-25 minutes, at around 6.5 - 7mph. Usually on a treadmill, sometimes outside.
It's nice to burn the calories and boost my metabolism, but it's annoying to have to run every day!
Is there a way for me to stop running, or just run less, but not experience the bad symptoms I described above? Maybe a drug I can take?