The solution: Cut your losses on that run but find a bit of focus and gain a limbered-up feel with a five minute yoga routine instead.
There are plenty of ideas for quick bursts online, but the aptly-named Five Minute Yoga app is a good place to start. Each session features five yoga poses with instructions on how to do them, plus illustrations. (If you’re a total newbie, you may need to look the poses up on YouTube.) Click through each of the five 40-second poses and you’ll feel like a human again, inbox be damned.
Don’t feel like facing your dog downward? Similar apps exist for bodyweight workouts you can do anywhere, quick cardio and high-intensity interval training, and free weight or machine workouts. In short, you don’t need a lot of time to score a lot of benefit, just some simple guidance from your phone -- and burning some glucose always makes you feel better.