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Giving up the booze

Posted: 21/04/2014 at 10:18

Hi All,

Hope your all enjoying the Easter holidays?

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.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 20/04/2014 at 10:18

Hi All,

There's ladies only group's.

Just got in and downloaded the results. 3.1 miles in 49.26.

I felt it was quicker. It do'es not show that I did the first mile in 15.06. Twice now in getting close to the my 15 minute mile target.

Hope you all have a happy Easter day.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 19/04/2014 at 15:45

Hi All,

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. 



Giving up the booze

Posted: 15/04/2014 at 23:40

Hi All,

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.

Hope all okay/

Giving up the booze

Posted: 14/04/2014 at 12:30

Hi All,

First things first. I am offering my condolences to the VLM runner that died yesterday. I'm not sure I'm doing right, but did not know where else to post it.

I didn't watch it this year, too much to do. But what was the time?

I watched Mo farrah taking part in the Great North Run, and what he said at the end rings to mind. 

1 day without running is not a day.

Or words to that effect. Wish I had his determination.

just got back in from first run, walk since April 4th. I knocked at least 2 minutes off the time. 5K in 48.17 minutes. 

Thanks for sentiments trigger2. I not got the cash to sit in pub all day, till I go on Holiday in 46 days. so its all running and boat till then.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 13/04/2014 at 19:05

Hi All,

I miss posting.

Hope all goes well with training watching London Marathon, and your personal training, is going far better than mine, which is non exsistant. 

I'm hoping to stay off the beer for the next two weeks, so I'm hoping to get out most days over the next two weeks. 

I'm going to my boat at long last next Tuesday, lots to do. I hope to do a walk if nothing else, 5 K most days when the tide goes out. Then do work on boat, upper body work. 

My counselling finishes just before I go on holiday, I already know that its going to be very boozey two weeks. But on returning...

I can start thinking of going back to On Trak. The only problem with them, is they throw course after course at you, and I find that so hard to cope with. With AA I'm not one to sit down and listen to other people's stories. perhaps its time I tried. There's three during the week, but 2 are 8 till 10 pm. I couldn't try to socialise asmy last bus 11.05pm

Ar well posted too much again, sorry. I really do hope I can get back into training soon, I've enough of booze. makes you do all sorts of crazy thing

I hope knitting works trigger2. BWF I hope cold gets better soon, as with your niggling problem to.

Apart from that hope your all okay.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 04/04/2014 at 16:32

Hi All,

Yes Cinder's I agree with SL, with regards to your mum.

SL your back Wo Ho! Your doing far better than me with your running I'm well impressed. Oxygen tank is a new one on me.

Sound's like your all training hard keep at it.

I managed a 5k this afternoon 50 minutes 56 seconds, not fast but a minute and two seconds off time, last Sunday.

We haven't had the sand up here but its has been foggy here in my local area all day and week, but in town it seem to have cleared up. Where I am up in the hills you were lucky if you could see more than 100 meters.

Enjoy your runs tonight people.

I hope situations improve for people over the weekend

Giving up the booze

Posted: 30/03/2014 at 12:34

Hi All,

Hi Bill W F, yes I wonder how they got on to.

I hope the training continues to go well for you.

I managed another 3 miles, I have been in for about an hour, and although I only knocked off 16 seconds from my Saturday run. I did my first mile in 15 minutes 33 seconds, so I'm just 33 seconds from my time for the mile, then I will build it up from there.

I know it does not sound a lot, but my last back to back runs was some time ago.

The forecast is rain by midday Monday, so I'm going to try and get out before the rain starts.

I'm going to try and stick to the advice given. I'm not entering any fun runs even PR at the minute. I'm just going to try and run to improve distance and times, and use it to try and stay out of the pub.

The biggest issue is the isolation, I live alone and unless I go to the local shops where I'm liked, I don't talk to anyone.

I'm aware AA meetings, but the ones during the day are quite hard to get to. The  other two are at night, about four miles into town, and finish at 10 pm, I miss the 10pm bus, at my last bus is 11.05pm.

On top of that its the start of the sailing season, so I'm off to my boat, start doing repair work on her, afyer the storm surge damage, ow what joy.

I hope everyones ok, and are enjoying the little warmer weather.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 29/03/2014 at 15:43

Hi All,

I should know how this room works by now ow er.

June-liz post away, I did and still do sometimes post daily.

I managed to get out for a walk jog this lunchtime. From running 6 miles, all be it on the treadmill, a couple of months back, to struggle to walk jog 5k in 52 minutes.

I'm hoping to be out Sunday to, it's perfect running weather this weekend, before the rain returns Monday and Tuesday. I'm going to try and get out even if it's walking in the rain, Frank Sinatra springs to mind there.

I'm going on holiday on the 30th May,2 weeks all inclusive. With a friend who's alcohol dependent. I've told him I will get fresh, but there's no way I'm even going to attempt to keep up  with him. 

When I get back I will review where I'm going with respect, to I keep trying to stop, or minimise when and how much I drink.

I hope everyone is well, and that people are enjoying the lovely weather this weekend.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 13/03/2014 at 15:48

Hi all,

Is everyone okay? 

Have I posted something wrong?

It feel's like since I posted everyone's vanished.

Hope all okay.

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