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Here comes the sun, do do do-do...........

Okay, things are getting better. I tend towards depression I just try not to let it get the best of me. I've found one of the best ways to handle it is to wallow in it for a while. I never allow myself to let it go on too long, but a day or two or three (depending on the severity of the situation) of pity party usually does it for me. After that I can shake it off, pick myself up and get on with my life.

I was reading an article in Time magazine and there is a branch of psychiatry that pushes that very thing. Instead of the standard view, like Dr. Phil, surround yourself with positive things, do positive things, and you will become positive. They think you should admit it, say, wow, I really feel depressed. That kind of makes sense because in other areas, like addiction, they say you have to admit you have a problem before you can solve it. Why wouldn't depression be the same way?? These same folks think that happiness is not necessarily the human condition.

So anyway, things ar…

I'm like Oprah,

in that I don't believe in coincidences. I firmly believe things happen for a reason, and while it may seem like the worst thing in the world and you have no idea how this could be good, it usually turns out that way in the end. Well, something like that happened to me this morning. I can feel myself sinking into depression over it even though I know this really will be a good thing. I don't want to go into it now, not until I have worked out plan B. But if you don't hear from me much over the next few weeks this is why.

Now, on to triathlon stuff. Yesterday I received my copy of Total Immersion and of course immediately started reading it. One thing I noticed right away is that all the stuff he's (I think it's a he) talking about is stuff I've discovered on my own over the last 2 months. The initial thing was balance in the water. How you need to press down kind of with your chest and this will bring your legs up and thereby make you more streamline. I…

It's the last full week of the month

and I have hardly biked at all. I'm not going to make my goal (that's okay) but I've really got to get my biking in. I have a tri in 4 weeks. Not toooo worried, biking is my strongest part (no doubt due to these thunder thighs :) but I would like some time in the saddle since my butt is the hardest thing to condition.

Well, ended up resting the rest of yesterday; getting up at 3:30 a.m. just kicks my butt. Didn't get up this morning either. Yesterday afternoon I developed this pain in my back on the right side. It's just like a side stitch only in my back. I had this after the marathon and someone told me it was a deep muscle cramp. Very much like a side stitch only it wasn't the diaphram that was cramping but another muscle. What I do know is it's very annoying. I keep stretching and trying to work it out and it just won't go away.

Don't have anything tosay today. I've caught up on all my blog reading but don't think I've left…

If it’s President’s Day it must be time for:

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This race is near and dear to my heart. It is an 8.15 mile run from Aloha Tower to Aloha Stadium. Along the way there are bands and radio stations and it is a giant party.

This race is 22 years old and I've been doing it for 10 years. Today's race was kind of bittersweet for me. In a way it was like I'd come full circle.

10 years ago, when my daughter graduated high school, I took a step back and said, whew, what do I want to do with my life now. I came up with 2 answers, I wanted to go back to school and study science, and I wanted to be an athlete.

In pursuit of the athlete goal, the Great Aloha Run was the first race I signed up for. It was the first road race I had ever done. Talk about scarenervousous, anxious, you name it. I've done it every year since and it's by far my favorite race. It's huge, like 23,000, and all the ceremony and pageantry are great, I love it.

This is not a race for "real" athletes even though there is a pretty good purse. This…