Tuesday, October 31, 2006

65 Miles

I ran 65 miles in October. I am very happy about this. I will be 55 years old in 6 weeks and I hope to run 5.5 miles on the morning of my 55th birthday. A mile for each decade. I ran 3 miles on my 30th birthday, which I thought was a huge deal. Someday I hope to run huge mileage on my sobriety date - maybe not. I hope to be 50 years sober when I am 82, maybe I won't be running 5 miles that morning? (This might be a reasonable goal for Shannon, who sobered up extremely young, but probably not me.)

I bought a bunch of candy I don't like in hopes that I won't be tempted to eat it all day. At the hospital, the kids come around and trick or treat, it is fun, but sad to see how extremely ill some of the kids are. I am glad they can do something fun though. I may or may not see my grandbabies tonight, depending on what my daughter decides to do. I just hope they have a fun halloween, regardless of where they are.

Now for an extremely spooky and bone chillingly frightening quote from the big book:

"Some of us sought out sordid places, hoping to find understanding companionship and approval. Momentarily we did - then would come oblivion and the awful awakening to face the hideous Four Horsemen - Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration, Despair. Unhappy drinkers who read this page will understand!" - - Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 151
I would rather face Freddy Krueger than those hideous Four Horsemen again!

13 comments:

Tab said...

I love that qoute MC.I was that person.Taking care of others who were hiding too.I am so grateful to be my own for me today...now I know how to truly support and care for others and myself from the heart.
As for you candy...good idea.
I , um...,bought all my fave.lol

Hope you have a fun night handing out the candies for the kids..

Thanks for sharing!

Sober Chick said...

Happy Halloween MC. Glad to know that you are running today for the right reasons, and not running away from stuff.

What a clever idea for candy, too bad I love ALL candy.

Carly said...

As always you chose the perfect quote. I'm grateful I no longer have to wake up with those hideous Four Horsemen sitting on my chest. That there is a solution.

dAAve said...

I know all the good sordid places.
I hope you live to be 100 and can run 100 miles. Now, there's a goal!

Diego said...

Awesome quote...thanks...I think I'm gonna borrow it from you....Good idea about the candy...

Karen B said...

Happy Halloween MC! It's been a great Halloween so far and your quote definately spoke to me and we come across that sometimes. We passed out candy at work today too! I had too much of it myself today! Thanks for your post.

BigSkymAAck said...

One of favorite quotes from the big book. We have a bag of snickers and I will probably get most of them as we have had no tricksters as of yet.
FAEA

lash505 said...

With you on the 4 horsemen. You are amazing mc.

Sober @ Sundown said...

i don't think the candy thing will work..... Let me know if it does.

Happy Halloween!

Trudging said...

Terror, Bewilderment, Frustration and Despair aren't they a law firm now? Just kidding! It is true, I have had all of them.

Scott W said...

How did Bill and the One Hundred always know what to say? It is truly remarkable.

Happy Haunting!

Scott said...

congrats on the 65 mile month!

Anonymous said...

I don't want to meet Freddy K either - and those hideous Horsemen are even worse. You are correct. Thanks to a loving God and the Program of Alcoholics Anonymous we don't ever have to face either one. I enjoyed your blog. Thanks.

Peace,

Danny S