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Beach-fix last weekend

Friday, November 11, 2011

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!

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CAMOGIE3 11/12/2011 9:53PM

    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.

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SRHALLIN 11/12/2011 9:28PM

    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.

Best wishes, Darlin'. Always.

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LPETRO119 11/12/2011 4:33PM

    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.

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SA9CHI 11/12/2011 1:03PM

    You have time to train to be ready to do the race! You can do it! It will be great motivation to push yourself a little harder but I know you have it in you! emoticon

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GEMINIAN1 11/12/2011 11:30AM

    I can totally relate to getting outside and feeling better.
Just something about it.
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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?
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I hope that you're having a funk-less day; well, unless you've got plans to dance.
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