Sunday, January 04, 2009

Sunday Morning

It is a beautiful, crystal clear, bluish hued morning.  It is only 15º, there is a special quality to the air when it gets very cold.  

I am going to the gym to run on the treadmill this morning.  This is my last long run before the race in 2 weeks.  I feel utterly unprepared to run a half marathon in 2 weeks, but I will go and do my best.  I did manage to run 10 miles last Sunday.  

Yesterday was a day full of AA fellowship.  I went to my morning meeting and then stood outside for a long time talking with a man I have known since he got sober - which was in 1999.  We talked about the group and some of the things that have happened, recently and not so recently.  It was good to talk with him.  It was good to talk to someone about why I left the group and why I came back.  It is good that he actually cares.

Last night I went to the monthly soiree´ of the group.  I haven't been to one since August.  It was so good to be there.  

I better get ready to get to the gym.  I can't believe I have the courage to face the gym on January 4.  There will be so many people there.  I am sure the earlier I get there, the less crowded it will be.

Have a good and sober Sunday everyone, OK?


Pam said...

Oh Mary, no one will be at the gym! How can one actually walk out of the house in that temperature?
I admire your dedication. You always inspire me little lotus blossom.

steveroni said...

Having a sober Sunday, Mary C, and glad to read so many good things happen to you before, during, and after, AA meetings'

I believe that re-living good (and bad) memories are medicine for the mind and soul. Spiritual medicine.

Trailboss said...

I know about the air in the coooooold temps. We get some here from time to time. It is crisp and fresh and smells good.

I too admire your dedication. Happy running!

dAAve said...

You are a gym dandy!

Mary Christine said...

The gym was packed, as I knew it would be. People were standing around waiting for treadmills by the time I left.

Scott W said...

Sorry I missed your call, but we had already discussed it. So, never mind.

Syd said...

All those New Year's resolutions to exercise. It will taper off soon.