My depression's been flaring up and I've been a bit anxious lately...nothing specific that I can pinpoint. I do feel better after getting a beach-fix! I love the ocean. What took me out to Seattle was grad school in Oceanography. I miss it; I'm contemplating a career change, even though it means another 5 years of school. I just need to be able to keep up with house payments and other bills....pondering and more pondering. Anyway, it'd been over a year since I'd been to the ocean and it felt really good to get back there!
I was going to post some pics, but can't seem to manage it from my iPad. So, tomorrow after work!
There's a 5K I want to do down on Tybee Island in April--the Turtle Trot. A friend is trying to talk me in to running a half marathon in March...I can't even run a full 5K! But I'm willing to figure out if I can do it or not... I'm trying to figure out how to run landing more on the balls of my feet than heels first. I'm open for suggestions!
More to follow....I'm just glad to be coming out of my funk!
Y'all are awesome! The cool part about the 1/2 marathon is that it's in Atlanta. If I find out the course, I can try part of it prior to the run. Shoot, if all else fails I can walk it!
I'm also pondering BRAG (bicycle ride across Georgia)--I did it in '90 just before I moved to Seattle. The cool part about this coming year is that it goes through two towns where family live. It'll get my back cycling which I used to LOVE to do. Hummmm, also sounds like some cross-training going on. 1810 days ago
I'm great for morale, bad for running. (Bad knee. :/) But, I know this much: Water has a very cathartic affect on me emotionally, mentally, and spiritually. If it heals your soul to be near the water; that is the direction I would encourage you to move towards. Peace of mind, heart, spirit and body are all connected. The more links in that chain, the longer your successes will last.
I'm glad you're feeling better! You've got plenty of time to train. I'm not a runner - so can't help you there...check out some of the resources on the Sparkpeople fitness link. You can also check out your local Y - I know ours has clubs periodically that will help you train for 5k's and marathons.
I can totally relate to getting outside and feeling better. Just something about it. Sometimes people need to sign up for things so that they have something to work towards, goals, and deadlines. I'm not a doctor and don't know if a half marathon in March is the right time for you; but, I'm just saying, sometimes a commitment really works for people. Also, in March, if you feel like you're going to regret not trying you should just do it. What's the worst thing that can happen? I hope that you're having a funk-less day; well, unless you've got plans to dance. 1811 days ago
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