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Giving up the booze

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 19:15

crikey Easy.Does.It a pint of whisky, wow.


Giving up the booze

Posted: 30/11/2016 at 17:41

Hi al,,

afraid so Easy.Does.It. Still trying to stop though. I will keep trying.

I know drinks topic has moved on. Yet it may be be a question of experimentation to find out what works for you. My favourite is lime and soda.

with regards to running for charities I totally agree, its like we have for got how we can enter races fun runs just for ourselves.


Giving up the booze

Posted: 29/11/2016 at 19:38

Hi, Cinders, easy does it.

I hope okay to resume posts?

I been trying to run half marathons, marathons now for 3 years, and have been so close a number of times, but booze took over.

Its true what people say in this forum, you need a replacement if you want to give up booze, what better incentive than to keep trying to reach those goals booze free.

Hence here trying again.

I was 10 weeks off the Edinburgh half marathon last year, and gave up. I reached the distance, but was well over the time limit. Even though route was mainly downhill. Yet my training is all hills West Yorkshire, Huddersfield.

Anyway glad some people are still here.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 08/09/2014 at 15:10

Hi All,

I understand people's commitment to AA meetings. I may perhaps go to one one day.

I must be mad, but I have reentered the Edinburgh HM. I miss my running to, as when I'm out there I feel at peace to. I've re booked the HM, as I am no quitter. I may not make it one year, but I keep trying to I finish a HM Marathon, who knows may be more challenging.

I'm rejoining the gym Tuesday for when the weather gets too bad, and believe it can where I live on the Yorkshire Dales, unless cut off, I can get on the treadmill.

There's 53 weeks to the Edinburgh HM, and I have decided to opt for the official training programs. Eight weeks pre-program training, then the 12 week beginners, intermediate, then advanced.The other three are all 12 weeks, and as long as I don't slip too far, I can make it.

I'm hoping to be back on my boat some times during the winter months, and I hope to have proper bunks made by the end of this month. So will be better than a camp bed. 

My injury has more or less healed, so as long as I stretch I'm hoping I will be okay.

Anyway, I hope peoples training is going well, so that their on target.

Hope all okay.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 25/08/2014 at 10:36

Hi All,

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.

Enjoy your bank holiday weekend all.

Hope all okay.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 16:41

Hi All,

I accept your comments EDI, I just prefer Smart at the minute. A.A is something to try perhaps one day. Wrong choice of words, I guess.

Anyway, nice to see you again EDI.

Hope all okay.

Giving up the booze

Posted: 23/08/2014 at 16:12

Hi All,

I been in pub since I picked up a groan injury right leg, pain killers, Ibuprofen prescribed is keeping the pain away, slipped into old habits of making it an excuse to drink.

BWF |I'm so pleased you have got the right diagnosis, I'm tempted to go and see the local physio, and see what they suggest.

I'm going to the Smart online meetings, as its more my cup of tea, and better times.

I'm going to try the Novice Supreme Hal Higdon's training program, depending on the 30 minute walk on his training routine Sunday.

I know you two prefer BWF  AA, but having a psychology degree I'm more into the science side of things, no offence gents.

Hope all okay

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?


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