Tuesday, August 29, 2006

43 miles and counting

You know you have gotten to the gym early when the sun is rising as you are leaving. That is good. I ran another 3 miles this morning, which brings my total mileage for August to 43 miles. If I really worked it, I could perhaps get 50 miles by the end of the month, but I doubt I can do that without a herculean effort, which I may not have in me.

I went to another new (to me) meeting last night. It is so thrilling to be able to visit these meetings. And this thanks to the State of Colorado banning smoking in public buildings. I hate to approve of this, but the effect on my life is really profoundly great. It was a 5:30 p.m. meeting at a club - the room was packed with people just getting off work. It reminded me so much of the meetings I went to when I was newly sober. That room was alive with sobriety, and it felt absolutely great to be there. There were new people there, and there were other folks with lots of time. I saw many familiar faces there. I am sure I will go back to that meeting often. It is on my way home from work, and it was absolutely wonderful for me to hit a meeting after work.

It is such a miracle to be a sober member of Alcoholics Anonymous. I get to live each day just like the other folks out there who do not have this horrible, progressive, fatal, degrading disease.

"We are not cured of alcoholism. What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God's will into all of our activities." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 83

12 comments:

dAAve said...

Just Do It.

(whatever it may be)

Rex said...

Wow I get tired just reading your blog! You can do it, keep on keeping on!

Shannon said...

wow leaving the Gym as the sun is coming up... you are my hero!
I am walking everyday in the evenings with my Roxy...

and glad to hear about your adventures in going to new to you meetings... something we should all do from time to time

SCoUt said...

What we really have is a daily reprieve contingent on the maintenance of our spiritual condition. Every day is a day when we must carry the vision of God's will into all of our activities." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 83
Thank you for this post, MC.
Peace,
Scout

Karen B said...

Wow glad to be up that early and get something accomplished right on! Your blogs cheer me up.

Tab said...

okay..you really need to share what you eat for breakfast. Please.



























Pretty pleeeease ? LOL !!!!!!
Thanks for sharing~

Diego said...

MC., is the meeting called "on the way home"?.....43 miles, you're almost there.....go MC go!.......

Mary Christine said...

Since you asked... I eat a cup of blueberries with a cup of nonfat unsweetened yogurt - with a half cup of Uncle Sam cereal sprinkled on top. Yummy. But I don't eat it until I get to work.

Scott said...

it's kool getting to different meetings... I am having a tough time making myself work out this week... ugh... you're inspiring... but inspiring enuff?? he he I hope so he he

lash505 said...

Holy shit you are a rock. dude

Tab said...

I don't know about the plain yogurt :P but mmm..I llooovvee blueberries and I am not sure what Sam cereal is(granola?)..
are you a regular coffee drinker?
before or after breakfast?
How do you get your energy to be up and out before the sun?
I am curious,I would like to wake up with energy instead of having to brew it and mix it with milk and sugar every day..lol

Gwen said...

I am feelin it with the miracle of sobriety~

Au revoir