5K Fun Run for Kids

Man, was it chilly on Saturday! I joined a group of co-workers from one of the schools I work at to help Corvallis Public Schools Foundation earn a little much-needed cash! The Fun Run for Kids was a blast! Of course, for me it was the fun "trot" and fun "fast-walk." It was great to get out and burn a few calories with a bunch of local-yocals!Me and my peeps!
A couple of great teaching buddies!

Folks from my school!
Local tagging. Not exactly as fancy as the big-city gets, but very effective in deliving a clear message.


Holding in Being Pissed-Off

The title says it all. I read in a "How to Get Karma" book last week that it is important to quit apologizing. So, no apology for anyone offended b the title.

I am sick of so many things. I smile as I walk through my days. I laugh as often as possible, tease my son and husband, pet the dogs, read, write, help people, and try to leave places cleaner than when I arrived.

Today, I was approached by someone who told me our custodian was "upset" because I asked him to please sweep our floor. Mind you, the floor hadn't been swept in 2 weeks and, as I work in a multp-purpose room, was FILTHY! The level of dust, alone, made me ill.

I work with a bonehead who says the most insecure, self-centered, idiotic things. I smile and walk away, knowing I cannot have a positive impact on this person. But, inside, I WANT TO SCREAM!

My family....ah, nevermind.

My weight? Well, all that was good is beginning to go bad. I have to get going, but, since I'm wasting a lot of time smiling instead of screaming, cookies and ice cream call my name!

I am almost certain that it is very unhealthy to hold it in. I know it is...we all do. However, I decided to do a little "google" research on the topic. Here's what I've found:

**“Holding on to anger is like grasping a hot coal with the intent of throwing it at someone else; you are the one who gets burned.” --Buddha WHO CARES!!!???

**http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/1998/09/980925024527.htm Women Who Hold In Anger At Risk For Atherosclerosis
ScienceDaily (Sep. 25, 1998) — Women who are hostile, hold in their anger, and feel self-conscious in public show greater thickness of their carotid arteries, an early marker for the development of atherosclerosis throughout their bodies, new research shows. Now, this is more like it! I'll save my life by being pissed! I'll start expressing my piss-offed-ness!

**http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2000/05/000501081252.htm Hostility, Anger Linked To Chemical That May Cause Heart Disease
ScienceDaily (May 1, 2000) — COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A new study has identified one possible reason that people who show high levels of hostility and anger are more likely to develop heart disease. Yes, yes, yes! THAT'S what I'm talkin' 'bout!

**http://www.collegenet.com/elect/app/app?service=external/Forum&sp=15017 mzsmith850
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Holding Anger In......
I can walk around here wit my head up instead of down...laugh with you all the time but little do you know how I feel on the inside!! I happen to be one that can hide my feelings really good.But I think now im learning now to release some stress off of me cuz when it steady builds up you gonna release it in a massive way then it's gonna seem like all hell breaking loose. Im not to good at explaining stuff like this. I wish I really knew how to go to someone and talk to them about how I feel at times other than GOD even though he's the best one to go to. But everyone need someone on earth to talk to!!!Ughhh any tips on how to release stress that have built up on me over a period of time....from school down to family problems???
You say it, Sister!

**http://www.accessmylibrary.com/coms2/summary_0286-1422888_ITM BOSTON--Blowing off steam may be one way to ease chronic headache pain. The extent to which headache sufferers hold in their anger is a significant predictor of headache-related disability, even after controlling for factors such as headache frequency and intensity, trait anger, and depression, according to a study from St. Louis University. DAMMIT! I need to blow off steam...and I wat to blow it off inappropriately! Totally!

Give me a bottle to throw against a brick wall!

Give me a bullhorn to yell through!

Let me kick someone!

Let me tell a few people what I REALLY think!