To keep me running. And to think they say all it takes is a good pair of shoes! I keep buying more and more paraphernalia. Yesterday I bought this super cool Nike + iPod thing to track my runs. There is a little chip that goes in your shoe, and a little receiver that goes in your iPod and then it tracks your time, your mileage, you pace, calories burned etc. AND you get to listen to your favorite tunes all at the same time!
I hope this doesn't sound too incredibly vain, but I passed a mirror at the gym today and had to smile. Now don't get the idea I think I am any raving beauty as I approach my 55th birthday, but I smiled at my reflection none the less. Here I am, a woman who drank daily for 18 years, smoked 2 packs a day for 25 years, got up to over 200 lbs. not very long ago, I have 3 fused discs and 2 titanium rods in my neck, I have arthritis all throughout my spine - and when I passed that mirror, I realized that I look like a fit, healthy, human being. (and I am running 3 miles on a regular basis!) How cool is that!!!
Life is incredibly good. No matter what, as long as we are sober, life is good.
Thank you all you bloggers for what you add to my sobriety. It is a lot!