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