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!