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Old 08-26-2017, 06:09 PM
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12 miles of hiking and chilling with some Savoy Brown

I'm a diehard , late sixties, early seventies hard rock and blues kind of guy. I love the outdoors and am in better shape mentally and physically than I was in my youth. I'm 50 years old and just did a 12 mile hike in the mountains today in 4 hours and 20 minutes. Got home and started listening to some Savoy Brown on my turntable. It just dawned on me that I did not think about drinking or envied anyone drinking. It was a beautiful Saturday and most people I used to know or hang with were most likely drinking. They probably did it at a bar or drinking establishment of some kind. If this was four years ago, I would most likely be with them. I probably wouldn't have made a hike like I did today and if I had. The entire time would have been one long slog, waiting to get back to town so I could get drunk. Thank god for the ability to get off that merry go round. I am just so thankful to be able to enjoy a plain old Saturday in August without any anxiety or craving. If you are struggling right now. Stay the course and you can get here too. I didn't do it over night but with hard work. A complete mental redo and here I am. Just had to share. Thanks for reading.
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:19 PM
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Great post tnman - sounds like a great day too

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Old 08-26-2017, 06:53 PM
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Hey, your post sounds a lot like me expect it was a bike ride and The Kinks. Glad you're doing so well and enjoying the sober life!
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Old 08-26-2017, 06:58 PM
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*Inspired*
Your words portray a clean, clear, honest, and humble joy. Thank you.
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Ha, Savoy Brown, I haven't heard them mentioned in a long, long time 😊 That brings back memories.

Glad you had a great, sober day.
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Wow, parallel lives to JCNY and me! That's pretty much both our lifestyles too, but I would have picked Derek and the Dominoes.
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Old 08-27-2017, 03:22 AM
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I was born in the wrong decade...I'm a huge fan of Jimi Hendrix, but I was a toddler when he was blowing minds with his electric blues guitar.
Another advantage of sobriety is that I am re-visiting all kinds of music I had stopped listening to and enjoying it again.
The soundtrack that accompanied my boozing was all angry and bitter stuff...
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Old 08-27-2017, 12:33 PM
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Great hike and music choice, amigo.

I'm over here at the foot of the Smoky Mountains working in my office on Sunday.

But still listening to great music.

Getting ready to dial in some nice old GD concerts and let Bobby and Jerry serenade the rest of my work day.
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Old 08-27-2017, 12:43 PM
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Well done, tnman.

Sounds like you had a fantastic day.
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:29 PM
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That sounds like an awesome Saturday. Glad you had fun, and embraced the sobriety, and the moment.
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Old 08-27-2017, 05:51 PM
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Im newly sober, but a forever hiker....8-10 miles 3 to 4 times a week! I love it and Im sure, with a new perspective sitting on my shoulders now, my hikes will be outta this world! Thanks for sharing and have a lovely week!
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Did an 8 mile beach walk on Saturday, after a long gym workout. Although the beach is beautiful, it's flat, need to mix it up with some mountain hiking.

Also a big 70s rock fan, but my love is more prog.
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Old 08-28-2017, 12:28 AM
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Hey tnman. Thx for the post.
Im 41 and ready to put in the hard work now.
Hope I can post a similar post in 4 years

Enjoy life.
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Which Savoy album?
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Old 08-31-2017, 06:08 PM
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Getting to the point followed by Lion's Share.
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