I been trying to run half marathons, marathons now for 3 years, and have been so close a number of times, but booze took over.
Its true what people say in this forum, you need a replacement if you want to give up booze, what better incentive than to keep trying to reach those goals booze free.
Hence here trying again.
I was 10 weeks off the Edinburgh half marathon last year, and gave up. I reached the distance, but was well over the time limit. Even though route was mainly downhill. Yet my training is all hills West Yorkshire, Huddersfield.
I understand people's commitment to AA meetings. I may perhaps go to one one day.
I must be mad, but I have reentered the Edinburgh HM. I miss my running to, as when I'm out there I feel at peace to. I've re booked the HM, as I am no quitter. I may not make it one year, but I keep trying to I finish a HM Marathon, who knows may be more challenging.
I'm rejoining the gym Tuesday for when the weather gets too bad, and believe it can where I live on the Yorkshire Dales, unless cut off, I can get on the treadmill.
There's 53 weeks to the Edinburgh HM, and I have decided to opt for the official training programs. Eight weeks pre-program training, then the 12 week beginners, intermediate, then advanced.The other three are all 12 weeks, and as long as I don't slip too far, I can make it.
I'm hoping to be back on my boat some times during the winter months, and I hope to have proper bunks made by the end of this month. So will be better than a camp bed.
My injury has more or less healed, so as long as I stretch I'm hoping I will be okay.
Anyway, I hope peoples training is going well, so that their on target.
I agree I saw a friend two days before before he died from alcohol dependency, its Ontrak that uses this term.
I went on that holiday with another, he wasn't as bad as I thought he would be. But even though he would not reach 40 if he carries on the way he is. But with no surprise, he as bad as ever, even with On Trak support.
He tried to get me to join somebody's company that we met on holiday, whom came to see him, he tried everything to get me to go out, I refused, because surprise surprise, they were legless.
I've used this as an excuse to move away from all that company, even though I have tried to explain it to one of them, why I've moved away, they still try and drag me back. In other words, in my experience, you will keep sliding back into their company, and their damaging drinking behaviours.
I managed a 1.5 mile this morning terrible time of 27.35, as people have told me concentrate on the distance, times may come later.
I'm useless at sticking to anything following a training plan, but I will try again.