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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/

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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.

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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.

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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

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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.

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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.

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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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Posted: 09/03/2014 at 11:41

Hi All,

Just got in from a 5k run. 50.55 mins. I'm really pleased with that.

I hope people's Saturdays runs went well for you all.

Hope all OK.

P.S perfect running weather today.

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Posted: 07/03/2014 at 13:09

Hi All,

Well done in being first lady back on PR trigger.

Welecome June-Liz.

It's been a difficult February that was my last run, I managed to do a 5k this morning though, a jog walk in 53.46 mins, hopefully though with it being only a month, my times will increase back to old time quickly.

Booze wise, I'm stuck on the beer twice a week.

YP1 keep trying to reach your goal.

June-Liz, I'm sure you will reach your target.

Hi Cinders.

Hope all okay.




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Posted: 21/02/2014 at 18:50

Hi All,

Cinder's trigger I finally totally agree with you both, including Bill W Foster, EDI, SL TST I hope I didn't miss anyone.

I hope the missing people are okay?

I not been for a run this week. If I get up early enough, I will try and do a 5k walk run.

I'm glad your run went well trigger.

I only been of twice booze wise its a start, but I may be having a few Saturday. Meeting me holiday partner, to show off where were going on my tablet.

Its strange, I wanted to try and go to park run Saturday, but don't have me chip yet. I will try and keep confidence to go next week.

It's nice to have the lighter night's coming back. For some reason, I don't run in the dark.

Anyway, for those doing PR enjoy them. I will try and train for a PR next Saturday, its just that my time is an hour ow er.

Night all. Hope all okay.


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