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Exercising to relieve stress? Stop logging the miles!

"Man is so made that he can only find relaxation from one kind of labour by taking up another." - Anatole France
As a recovering chronic cardio queen, I often sacrificed sleep to get inanother run in hopes of "staying fit" during residency.

First up, I apologize for the lengthy gap between posts...I know people always say this when they haven't been posting, but in keeping with the theme of my blog, I wanted you to know that I have been prioritizing other things for my personal stress management. I just took the Anesthesiology board exam (the part-one "written" section, to be followed by an oral examination next spring). So glad that's over!
I'd like to put an idea out there that is contrary to what many people believe about exercise:
Running marathons isn't necessarily good for you.
While this may not seem to fit with our typical subject matter, I'm inspired to share my opinions with you on this topic because I am currently in the be…