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Giving up the booze

Posted: 01/08/2014 at 18:51

Hi All,

I will see how it goes, at the minute its helping, even if on line.

Sorry to hear about the Sciatica, I wish I could help in some way, but alas I can't.

No running this week. But straight in with a 4-3-4 this weekend even if times are slow.

Its been very quiet in here recently.

Hope all okay.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 25/07/2014 at 12:53

Hi All,

Point taken EDI

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.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 20:07

Hi All,

I don't know if any in this thread are aware of smart recovery? The alternative to AA meetings.

But I been to my first online meeting tonight. It was interesting to say the least. i will see if it helps at all.

Everyone okay?


Giving up the booze

Posted: 20/07/2014 at 08:40

Hi all,

1 Hour 13 mins 55 seconds for 4 hours, terrible. But it is the start of a new distance.

I guess its also the start of a new era to. As I fell out with the guy I went on holiday with, he wanted me to meet a guy we met on holiday that I didn't like. So he didn't like that I said tough, and that's that.

There is a a plus to this. It means I can make the decision, booze or running. I'm realizing that its very difficult to do both.

Anyway, how did peoples park runs go?

Hope all okay.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 19/07/2014 at 14:38

Hi All,

Ricsure you will do great.

Welcome Jugula that's great running.

No running for me, and was out twice this week.

The second time is because I voluntarily went to the job center to see the disability adviser. She was not there Thursday, and I got stressed about not hearing from her Friday. I don't have to see her, I want to. I want to see if there is anything I can do to try and get back into work. It means running through all my history again, and it stresses me out.

I'm okay with 5 k now. So I'm upping the distance to the stage where I'm doing 4 then a 3 then back to 4 mile.

In just one week, I had dropped from 54 minutes for 5 k to a few seconds off under 50 minutes for 5 k. I have increased from 3.3 mph to 3.6 mph.

I don't need to tell the disability adviser my history, but I do want to work. It's hard because in the past I have been told I am too difficult to train, not ability but to train. That I'm not quite ready yet. To people who were meant to help, but instead put me down, when I was crying out for help.

Will just have to see what this disability adviser has to say.

Hope all okay.

This weather is so oppresive. No thunder storms, but loads of rain., 

Giving up the booze

Posted: 12/07/2014 at 16:51

Hi All,

I concur impressive time RicSure impressive time.

Hi Cinders how's the ear problem?

I managed a 4 mile this morning, 1 hour 12 minutes 36 seconds. What are the odds on me getting the exact same time as the 4 mile I did this Monday? Well that happened today, ow er.

I wish I could get somewhere close to your times RicSure

Giving up the booze

Posted: 11/07/2014 at 14:09

Hi All,

Where is everyone?

I managed a run but was a poor 54 minutes for 3 mile, yet I ran most of it.

I hope everyone is okay. Its gone very quiet.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 11:38

Hi All,

I just got newsletter through from Manchester Marathon. It opens tomorrow for entrants for April 19th, I think. It's 10 months away.

I didn't make the run the other year, the weather was terrible, I couldn't get out to train. One mile up the road, from me was completely blocked off.

I'm just wondering, could I be more disciplined this year with me being down to just one day a week boozing? I ask myself.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 10/07/2014 at 11:25

Hi All,

BWF it sounds like your moving well and truly on, with your training, keep at it your nearly there.

Welcome Ricsure. Good going with the times, I'm sure they will keep getting stronger and stronger.

I'm getting somewhat fed up now, my times don't seem to be improving. Yet my run in Scarborough saw me down to under 12 minutes I think, so they can improve.

I'm fed up as you all seem to be doing so well with your times and distances, yet I'm still stuck with the distances and times.

I'm also waiting for a call back from holiday hypermarket. I'm already booked in the Rio Park Hotel Benidorm for two weeks for New Year ( a difficult time of year for me). But their prices are so good that for 8 weeks its about £900, about what I paid for Bulgaria for two weeks, and that's for a month. I know its for drinkers, but like when I was in Bulgaria, it actually helped with cutting the booze down, if that makes sense.

But I will be out on the roads again Friday.

I'm debating on following one of Hal Higdon's 10k training program's.very soon. I know I said Im wouldn't, but I feel I need some discipline. My thinking is at the minute, I have too much time on my hands, and that with a training program I can to some extent  choose when to train, time of day, what days etc.

Anyway, keep at it people you will all get there.

Hope all okay.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 07/07/2014 at 11:53

Hi All,

Cor blimey it has gone quiet in here.

I managed a 4 mile this morning. Two minutes slower that my last 4 mile on June 14th.

I've noticed something with my training. When I'm skint I stay in and train, but as soon as cash is there I'm out on the booze.

I know that there clubs and PR I can do. But unless its in the pub with fellow boozer's that know me, and are used to me. Its so hard to start again from scratch with potential new friends.

I hope all okay.

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