Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Independence Day!

This is a picture from my bike ride this morning. It was a glorious 10 mile bike ride, followed by a 1 mile run. Anyone who has ever done a triathlon knows that wobbly feeling of getting off a bike and trying to run. But I did it this morning. It was only a mile, but I am very happy with that.

I am also happy about the fact that my entire family will be here later today. All my kids and grandkids. We are having pizza and will see where we can catch some fireworks.

I want to wish all my sober friends a very Happy Independence Day. I think this day holds special meaning to us. We who have been enslaved by prisons of our own device for so many years have admitted utter defeat and have finally been freed.

"The more we become willing to depend upon a Higher Power, the more independent we actually are. Therefore, dependence as AA practices it is really a means of gaining true independence of the spirit." -- Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions, p. 37

12 comments:

BigSkymAAck said...

HAPPY 4TH BACK TO YOU

FAEA

Scott said...

Beautiful place you have there in CO to ride and run! Happy 4th to you too, enjoy your family!

It's InTheBook said...

Wow! Thanks for taking a camera! And thanks for sharing a wonderful description of freedom!

psychbaby said...

Happy 4th MC!

dAAve said...

All your kids and grandkids.
That is HUGE!!
I hope that ALL of you can make the most of it.

Rex said...

Happy 4th to you! Have a great day!

Gwen said...

That picture is beautiful. How serene. Your exercise routine is really inspiring. Hope I can get there some day.

Happy July 4th.

DG - trudgingtheroad said...

Great picture.

Happy 4th. I quoted the same page of the 12&12 today. Once again I see I am not unique :)

I am trying to get more exercise these days. Went hiking today. Your routine is truly impressive. I haven't figured out whether I am inspired or intimdated but I'm impressed nonetheless ;)

NMAMFQLMSH said...

Happy 4th to you and yours MC. No fireworks for me tonight...I'm going on a committment.
I see you,
JJ

Karen B said...

Happy 4th to you,My 4th weekend was just as fullfilling!Enjoy your family, it's more precious than jewels.

Karen :-)

Trudging said...

When I feel the urge to exercise I sit down until it passes

Shannon said...

OMG MC!
10 miles to ride a bike then ran 1 mile whew! I was just whinning to myself about haveing to walk 2 1/2 blocks up a hill to move my car
you are sooo cool hope you had a good 4th