A personal note (or four):
I've suffered from serious bouts of depression my entire life and I just realized that I've been okay for about a year now. I'm not sure I've ever gone that long before. Managed it without medication or therapy, too (not that I'm against those).
About a year ago, I had the swine flu and pneumonia and spent a very short time on a respirator or ventilator - I really don't know what the difference is and I'm too lazy to look it up. The fact that I'm having a little trouble with asthma right now seems like a treat in comparison!
I broke up with Jenny about a year ago and, after messing around a bit with my personal life, that aspect of things appears to be improving.
I haven't run an ultra in over a year.
6 days ago