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I have recovered from the disease of Alcoholism. I believe there is only one person really,.. everybody. And that peace of mind is everything. -So treat your neighbor as you would treat yourself, because your neighbor IS yourself. I think most of recovery is what I would call common sense, but that learning to be ordinary is a true gift very few people acquire. My ambition is to accept everything unflinchingly, with compassion, and therefore be intrinsically comfortable in my own skin, no matter what. I am comfortable being uncomfortable and am willing to go to any lengths to improve my life. I believe the Big Book was divinely inspired, and is extraordinarily powerful. Unfortunately AA's best kept secret a lot of the time. (In my opinion). I just try to do what works, no matter what it is.

Monday, December 11, 2006

Hurrah! I ran two 3k runs this morning

..On my way to and from an EARLY aa meeting. Having not ever really tried to do running before apart from once a few years ago. !!!! Cool!
I was finding it difficult to spend my usual time in the gym AND do library, so I thought I'd try running to this early meeting, and it was MUCH easier than I thought it would be. Running/jogging is pretty cool! Contempt prior to investigation! It looks MUCH more boring than it actually is. Music makes al the difference. Hopefully this will buy me some more library time if I get this out of the way first thing. I think I may end up becoming a born again runner. I've been meaning to get round to it for AGES, but now my time constraints necessitate it. I wonder how many calories 6k burns up? If my legs don't feel like kack tomorrow, I'll give it another go!
Now I want to get down the nike shop for some new running gear. I have overpriced running shoes, but I might need some new breathable tops.
Now all I have left to do is massive amounts of reading!!
I should have done this running lark AGES ago! For some reason I just thought it would be much more difficult. I was convinced I would have to stop for breath or something. I always thought I was a total pansy at the gym and that running outdoors was for 'tougher' people. We shall see I suppose!
Anyway I think the moral of the story is that AS USUAL, we tend to TOTALLY UNDERESTIMATE OURSELVES. I always think I am crap, even when I'm not. It just goes to show! (Well provided you are not a cocky, overconfident person, in which case you probably OVERestimate yourself!)
Back to the library!


JJ said...

3K...holy cow....congratulations. I'm lucky I can run a flight of staris.

Rex said...

That's great. I'm not even walking yet, let alone running...but hey I get to ride bike for an hour a day. But they called it therapy not pleasure.....I just call it pain!

GOOOOOD ol Rockytop... rockytop tennesseeeeee! said...

Lol, great post, congrats on the running. I find that I get really into something, and then after a while I get bored, keeping up with it is the real challenge!


Meg Moran said...

gosh darn it, I've been staying away to let you study, and here you've been posting behind my back!! This has been up since Monday??? And here it is Friday?? Well, well well.....I've been missing you woman..... I just think I'll look in on you regardless of what you say Ha!!
Congratulations on the run...Music does make a terific difference. Of course my head is always full of music!

Recovery Road London said...

Everyone is running, already!

I didn't know you're a Rev. Cool.