How is everyone doing with training over the Easter weekend, has anyone managed to keep it going?
My 3rd run on the trot, not done that in a while. I'm really chuffed with time 47 minutes 57 seconds. The first mile was, if I remember rightly 14 minutes 38, so I've reached my first target. Although the second mile was a little slower, the third mile was somewhat quicker.
I have heard that to craziefeet. My friend has been told if he stops with the amount he drinks, it could kill him. So he is slowly trying to cut down. You have come to the right room, there a brilliant supportive bunch of runners in here.
Cinder's I forgot to answer your question. I was planning on making it a boozy holiday, but now winter's out of the way, I tend to struggle over the winter months, I know now why, but it's hard to change when its part of you. But will keep trying. I have already told him, I won't be keeping up with him, I am at least now aware of my own limits that have dramatically reduced of the past 3 months.
I managed a 3.2 mile this afternoon. It was more like a speed walk than a run in 50.38 minutes. Two minutes off last weeks run, but its a restart.
I'm down to once a week where I'm going into the pub.
I hear you all SL BWF, and I agree
Its the isolation and lack of company that's crippling me.
I keep saying I will go to AA etc, I just can not motivate myself to. There's a mixed one, on a Wednesday more in the centre of town, than on the other side of town, which is not easy to get to.
The local On Trak did not work for me this time. I was trying to do too much at once. I think EDI and others including SL BWF have said, it takes all your mental and physical energy to stop.
Sorry to hear SL and Cinder's are not well, hope you get well enough to run properly again soon.
Counselling is getting tough, but is helping. I'm also going into a forum and website called Pandora's project (aquarium). There been similar experiences to me, and its very supportive for everyone, self help in many ways.
anyway happy Easter everyone.
Apart from the health issues, I hope your all okay.
I'm going on holiday with a friend who's alcohol dependent. It was booked December, so I was in a bit of a state, not the best time of year for me.
I hear you all, but. I'm trying to do one day at a time, and am hoping for not drinking for the day of the holiday. I'm toying around with how much, or little I will drink. But in another post, I said want to wait till after the holiday, whether I want to stop completely, or maintain it at a minimum potential, that being the recommended levels, set by the the professionals.
He's talking about going to Goa for two weeks boozing, but as the above has stated, I will see if I can stop for these next 6 weeks, before making my mind up.
I won't be drinking anywhere near the amounts he talking about for himself, but that's his choice.
No run today, but I am hoping to get out Wednesday,
Good marathon time SL, when I finally get to my HM I would be glad just to get anywhere near that time, dividing it down to a HM time of course.