Saturday, January 13, 2007

Looking forward...

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

11 comments:

Pam said...

So glad you can stay warm. Anything that helps a newcomer in a meeting to "identify"...I think is GREAT. One of my daughters had to pull out of the Houston Marathon this weekend because of a knee injury this week, and she is just devistated. I don't really understand you runners.......but I gotta LOVE your commitment.

Anonymous said...

Congrats on registering for a run! I hope to do that sometime soon, too.

I agree with pam, that anything that helps newer AA folk identify is a great thing. I don't think I would have stuck around had I not found others I could relate to.

I'll be stopping by again. I just serached blogspot for AA and came across you. I'm also in recovery and mention it in my posts, but most of my blog is about my life at home with my kids. And hopefully about running again someday!

Take care :)

Anonymous said...

Stay warm and safe. Have a wonderful Sunday.

Greeting from Malaysia.

NMAMFQLMSH said...

You amaze me more and more each day.
JJ

Anonymous said...

glad ya like... Actually, the move itself was easy, I just had to sign up for a free account with google.com. I tried for a few weeks to get my blogger to switch over and I kept getting a message that they couldn't switch mine over at this time. (even though I kept getting an invite to make the switch.) Once it finally switched, all I did was click a link and it was done. As far as re-doing the look, that was easier as well. When I picked the new template, I lost a couple things from ym old blog like my counter and some of the sidebar content. But replacing that was much easier than it would've been on the old blog...

Hey, have a good one!

Scott

Anonymous said...

http://cupcakemonkeyblogspotcom.blogspot.com/


Above is my new blog address MC>
Sorry about the old one..I know it is a blinking nightmare@ ugh.

Sub zero temps here too..
I love that you and your daughter are in the Marathon together :)

Thanks for sharing,keep warm:)

recoveryroad said...

MS, your energy and zest makes me feel so ashamed (regarless of whether I'm ill or not). What sort of time will you be aiming for on the run?

Alcoholic vs. heavy drinker? Always a fascinating topic for discussion at ameeting.

recoveryroad said...

MS? Lol. MC, I meant.

Me bad t*yp(i£"st

Anonymous said...

I hate the cold, I would hibernate in temperatures like that!

Mary Christine said...

Kenny, I have an MS AFTER my name (Master of Science), it is OK if you refer to me by that! LOL.

And no matter how bad of a typist I am, I cannot get a pound sign to come up, only a $$$.

Anonymous said...

That is so awesome you will be running that marathon. Very inspirational!