Wednesday, October 11, 2006

Nothing Notable

Going on. Just got in from a 2 mile run. Went to Red Rocks to run the stairs last night with my friend Jean. I probably shouldn't have run at all this morning, but I just bought a new outfit to run in yesterday. Delayed Gratification? What the hell is that? If I buy something new, I want to wear it NOW! I have never before actually gone out and bought a color coordinated outfit to run or work out in. It is pretty cute to have a green and black outfit. Black pants, black vest, green long-sleeved shirt, which goes with my green shoes. Yep. It is cool.

I am grateful for the folks who come by my blog - all the regulars, and then the folks who get here by searches. I feel bad when I have some inane post about my running gear if you have come here in serious need of help. I guess I can say that as a result of staying sober, one day at a time, days turning into months, and months turning into years, and years turning into decades - some days all I am worried about is how cute my running gear is. But not all days are like that - see some posts of the last week - I have been pretty upset on a day or two. But I don't have to drink over any of it. It is possible to stay sober, by the Grace of a loving God and the Program of Alcoholics Anonymous, no matter what is going on.

"God willing, we members of AA may never again have to deal with drinking, but we have to deal with sobriety every day. How do we do it? By learning - through practicing the Twelve Steps and through sharing at meetings - how to cope with the problems that we looked to booze to solve, back in our drinking days." -- Alcoholics Anonymous, 3rd ed., p. 560 (the story 'to handle sobriety')

9 comments:

Shannon said...

I love how you always take responsibilty to a potential new comer and put the message out there...

LOL thats cool too that you have a matching running outfit... me I use old cutt of sweats and sleevless shirts.. LOL
I used my eliptical everday for a week (with the exception of last night)

Shannon said...

I meant to say carry the message... :)

Tab said...

This is another post that is precisely why I come to visit you everday MC.
You are an honest delight!
Happy Jogging in your spiffy new outfit girlfriend!
Thanks for sharing~

Sober Chick said...

MC I totally complete 100%-ly understand how a new outfit would motivate you to R-U-N.

And those coming here seeking help will discover you are not running from self or self created problems. :)

Dying for a Drink said...

I find it reassuring to read that there is a 'normal' life, with its everyday pre-occupations, that walks alongside the journey to sobriety ... or in your case, runs alongside it in up-to-the-minute, colour co-ordinated specialised gear!

dAAve said...

Being upset is OK; it means you're a human. But constant reading of your posts (and others too) reminds me that This Too Shall Pass.

NMAMFQLMSH said...

I say new HNT pic with the new gear on.
I see you,
JJ

Mary Christine said...

You read my mind JJ.

Motorcycle Mike - Sober Biker said...

Can we start calling you "The Green Hornet"???

Hey, nothing wrong with looking cool doing something you love. Like black leather for example.