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.
I not been running at all this week, I'm kicking myself as I had increased from from to 4miles 3 miles back to 4 miles.
I agree its not the same as real face to face contact. But I have lost my confidence in building up real friendships, I fell out with my friend who I had been on holiday with.
In a way I see that as I good thing, as I am back to once a week, and working on that.
With regards to online its something better than nothing routine, its why I not been out running. I been to all of them so far this first week. I feel drained mentally. Its a lot to take in, and it has taught me some things so far.
I hope to get out for at least a 4 mile walk Saturday.
EDI I just wish I could get the marathon done, let alone ultramarthon, as that's my ultimate dream to do. If it helps go for it.