Why running makes some people cry and the TikTok hack for taking off nail polish

Good Things Utah
  • On Good Things Utah this morning – It feels weird to admit this, but there have been multiple times I’ve cried while running. I’m not talking about openly sobbing at a marathon finish line; more like, getting inexplicably teary or choked up on a longer run. Most of the time, it’s not even related to how I feel about running. They’re not tears of exhaustion from double-digit mileage or tears of elation during a really good run. Usually, they come out of nowhere. Turns out, that’s a totally normal reaction- so if you suddenly find yourself getting choked up regularly on the run, you’re not alone!
  • Plus, in yet another example of the pandemic’s ripple effect across our lives, people are reporting that they’ve forgotten aspects of driving. Some no longer recall routes that were once muscle memories; others are nervous about driving in the dark or even operating at the speed limit. It made us wonder: Can you really forget skills like driving, especially in a relatively short time span? What’s going on? “There’s probably some refreshing necessary,” said Ronald C. Petersen, a neurologist at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. He noted that memories are stored across a network in the brain, rather than in just one location. “These memory patterns probably haven’t been used for six months, eight months or a year. The behaviors that are associated with them have to be reinvigorated and restimulated, but they’re still there.” Safety experts say beware of rusty drivers out on the road.
  • And we tell you how hula dance helped one woman find herself and her cultural identity.
  • And at the end of the show, taking your nail polish off with a tampon? You have to see this hack making the rounds on TikTok – Hope you join us for a fun first hour of GTU on this Wednesday morning.

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