Yesterday I registered for a half-marathon! My daughter registered too. It is on May 20. I am so excited about this! It is the Colorado Colfax Marathon. Colfax Avenue is a very exciting street that goes through three cities, Aurora, Denver, and Lakewood. This site has a very cool high-speed video of driving the length of Colfax. The full marathon goes all 26 miles of Colfax Avenue, the half-marathon starts at City Park and goes 13.1 miles to Colorado Mills (on Colfax, of course).
Last night I attended a wonderful meeting where a new lady asked what is the difference between a heavy drinker and an alcoholic. It was wonderful because people shared so much of their own stories. I know that newer people like to hear about recovery, because that is what we are doing in AA - but I love to hear about the drinking, because that is WHY we are in AA. I feel like I know the folks in that group a little bit better because of some of the stories I heard last night.
I am heading out of here, in sub-zero temperatures, to go to a 6:30 a.m. meeting, and then to the gym to run. I am so grateful for a warm and comfortable home, a warm and comfortable car, a warm and comfortable gym, and a warm and comfortable AA room.
"We hope no one will consider these self-revealing accounts in bad taste. Our hope is that many alcoholic men and women, desperately in need, will see these pages, and we believe that it is only by fully disclosing ourselves and our problems that they will be persuaded to say, 'Yes, I am one of them too; I must have this thing.'" -- Alcoholics Anonymous, p. 29