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Old 12-29-2010, 07:31 PM
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Ultra, 10 hours of sleep !?! Man, I sooo look forward to getting into that !
Keep up the good work.

MGF, With the gas prices escalating, I can't wait to the day I can do my commute. This summer, I was getting 70-80 mi. weeks waiting for it to cool down in Oct., .....but all that got waylayed (painting deadline, and then surgery )
Mine is 26mi roundtrip, so it'll really convert to some $$$ ! Something in my psche loves getting "paid" to work out a little !?! lo

DB, hat's off to you early risers, ....still don't know how ya' do it !

Tom, ....Big Congrats on the 90, Man !?! With your roadwork, I guess some weight loss was inevitable , huh ? Thanks for keeping me laughing too !?!

Ghostly,
What I witnessed this afternoon made me think of you !
Never seen this before !?! ...well, maybe on tv or something; Today I saw a dude on the bike/run path actually running with a rope attatched to a heavy belt and he was DRAGGING A TIRE !! I'm not makin' this up ! (probably a 13" car tire !?! )
Keep up the intense workouts Dude.

Far, ....damn great to hear you're on the mend. Will say a prayer.


Catfisher, like Coffee says; "you're with us now" ......keep up that early morning work
<still don't know how y'all do it >

Pretty sore from the stairs, never made it to the hot tub after work, but plan on it tonight.
Just slept like a baby last night. 6+ hrs for me qualifies , these days.

keep on movin'

thanks for the posts, too !!!
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Old 12-29-2010, 08:42 PM
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I don't know. Something about being up and outside and sweating before the rest of world rolls out of bed for their morning whizz really motivates me to do it. It's like after I do my roadwork, then my bodyweight stuff, then get home and shower and have breakfast, it's barely 7:30-8:00 am. And I still have the whole day ahead of me. Plus, the early morning stillness allows me to collect my thoughts and say praises for all that I am grateful for.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:25 PM
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To me it is just body chemistry. I seem to do better when I can just wake up early, put on a pair of shoes and storm out the door without having to think about the days affairs.

No matter where I am in the world, no matter what time zone, I have an internal clock that gets me up at 5:30 AM every day eager to jump out and burn some calories.

If I have to think about what I am doing, I find reasons for not doing.
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Old 12-29-2010, 10:38 PM
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I work nights. Don't usually get to sleep till 2am or so. Usually up between 9am - 10am. I was kidding. Admire those of you that get up early. I'm just a night person. I like night. Like bein up when others are sleeping.
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:31 AM
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Tom: 90 days! Jeez Louise how time flies! Awesome! You're turning that corner!

Ghostly: Yes, I have felt that way. It's like I'm doing everything in my power to make things 'better' and the people that mean the most to me are $$%^#ing me off the most. I've taken that attitude...that for everything there is a reason (I truly believe that), I just don't know the reason right now.

I do know this. I've seen what you've said to others on this forum. You truly are a Peach...and not fuzzy at all.

Top: I would have loved to see the tire dragging. I have seen it in the movie, "Running on the Sun" (its a movie on running Badwater). People go to all kinds of extremes to get ready for it. Hey, if you see him again, will you run out and tell him Coffeenut wants to know if you're training for Badwater. :-P

Catfisher: You sound like you're in a very good place!

I have a 305, thought I would like the heart monitor. Turns out I didn't use it like I thought I would. But, I didn't figure that out until I gave my 205 (I think) to my kid....so now I'm using a 305 that I'd rather was a 205. Go figure!

I am waaaay to chatty today! Have a Great Thursday!
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Old 12-30-2010, 07:41 AM
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Originally Posted by Catfisher View Post
I don't know. Something about being up and outside and sweating before the rest of world rolls out of bed for their morning whizz really motivates me to do it. It's like after I do my roadwork, then my bodyweight stuff, then get home and shower and have breakfast, it's barely 7:30-8:00 am. And I still have the whole day ahead of me. Plus, the early morning stillness allows me to collect my thoughts and say praises for all that I am grateful for.
Beautifully stated, Catfisher. When I get to the gym, it's still dark out and the roads are nearly empty, everything still. On my way home, it is getting light, and there is traffic everywhere. I get to watch the world (well, city) wake up and start the day. Yesterday I slept til 9:15 and I felt like I had missed something!

I had a good session this morning with my trainer. He measured me and I have lost a few inches and some body fat! I still have a little beer belly, though.
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:09 AM
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I love being up early. When I was teaching last semester, I would be up and on the road as the sun was coming up. Beautiful drive into work, hardly any traffic, just the sun and the beauty of nature around me. But it's weird...I like being up early, but I prefer exercising mid-morning to mid-day. That's when I have my "lag", and the exercise re-energizes me for the afternoon and evening.
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Old 12-30-2010, 10:18 AM
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Originally Posted by Catfisher View Post
I don't know. Something about being up and outside and sweating before the rest of world rolls out of bed for their morning whizz really motivates me to do it. It's like after I do my roadwork, then my bodyweight stuff, then get home and shower and have breakfast, it's barely 7:30-8:00 am. And I still have the whole day ahead of me. Plus, the early morning stillness allows me to collect my thoughts and say praises for all that I am grateful for.
You said it Catfisher. During the heat of Summer I have hit the road at 5:30, even earlier. It's like having your own personal world out there.

Seen a few odd things: DC jail prisoner release, just strolling up the street in the orange jumper. Also got a thumbs up from a couple still wrapping up the night before, been there done that, had enough.
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Old 12-31-2010, 06:48 AM
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Wow... you all were 'talkative' yesterday!! I stayed on the couch most of the day... really feeling wiped out, but I think it's the antibiotics and other medicine making me loopy....
Oh well, getting some things done around the house - like rearranging my cupboards and my kitchen.

Coffee - you've been battling something for weeks now - did you go to the doctor? I generally let my 'stuff' go for about a week, if it's getting worse, then I go. Woke up coughing last night - took some Theraflu and went back to sleep.

I plan on getting back into the swing of things on Monday or at the latest Tuesday evening with my trainer. My knee doesn't hurt at all anymore though.... so I'm thinking it's good that this stuff 'sat on me' for a while...

I like running in the mornings on the weekends, but prefer to go after work on weekdays - de-stresses myself

One good thing.... absolutely no desire to drink! Today will be day 86... can't remember the last time I remembered a New Year's Eve - I plan on remembering this one :^)

Great job to everyone who is working recovery (whether it's physical, mental, emotional or spiritual)! We're all Kickin' it!!
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:25 AM
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Congrats R4R on 86 days.
I just got out of the gym, where I logged about 75 sweaty minutes on the elliptical. I feel sore from my workout yesterday. . . I think my bathtub is calling.
Have a safe NYE everyone. . . Here's to a great sober 2011!
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Old 12-31-2010, 08:55 AM
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Just done 6 miles at 7min 40 pace on blissfully ice-free trails. That's me now until Sunday evening. I'm away to collect my darling boy in a few minutes for a "just the two of us" New Year.

Hope everyone has a great and sober New Year's Eve, well what am I talking about, of course we will!!
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:41 AM
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7:40! That's a pace I can maintain for a good...7 minutes 40 seconds :0

Stuck with my simple but doable 2m run followed by my core work. I was completely annoyed today when I went to TJ Max (overseas friends, not sure if they exist outside the U.S., it's a super discount store) and see they are selling 10lb medicine balls for $15!!! I paid like $50 for mine.

Wishing everyone here strength and motivation to keep living a life free from alcohol. Your stories--about good days and bad days--continue to guide and inspire me day to day. Best wishes for 2011.
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Old 12-31-2010, 02:22 PM
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Congrats on 86 days R4R! Woo hoo!
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:27 PM
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R4R........86 days! Just makes me Smile!
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Old 12-31-2010, 07:37 PM
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You make me smile coffee! Thanks for all the support this year. You rock. Happy New Year.
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Happy Sober New Year to you, Ghostly! And here's a Pepsi Toast to another one in 2011!
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RfR,
Congrats on you 86 days !

Thanks for all the support from y'all posting here too !?!

.....it was a hellava year, huh ?

Went out to a boat landing this morning for a workout. There is a 4 story viewing area perfect for climbing flights on a beautiful 70* sunny day. Finished with caliastinics and some yoga stretches.

Strayed a little from my normal sucrose free thing, (I could try to blame it on sleep schedule, ..hanging with folks that don't really "get it" ; but that's just empty , lame excuses. The one thing I noticed the most is the lethargy, along with reduced appetite hours later )

Anyway, ....it was a painless lesson easily remedied his new year.

Happy New Year y'all.

Thankful to hear about all the positive things happening to each of you through fitness interested sober recovery this past year.

Looking forward to 2011 !?! IT'S HERE !! Woo-Hoo
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Old 12-31-2010, 10:28 PM
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Ghostly, I work nights also. It blows a little since I'm a lifelong fan of the quiet predawn hour. Usually get home at 2:30 am, 3:30, during the busy Summer "season" .....sometimes I'll go ahead and stay up for the sunrise, ...but normally love to get up as early as possible.

Also, getting up clearheaded around 10:30 has been a blessing. I guess i really do prefer working out (my) mid-morning. Prioritizing fitnes workouts is such a luxory. (sp? all over the place tonight !?! )

Off to get some much needed rest, ....to get ready for work much, much later this evening.
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Haaaaaaaaaaaaaaaappy New Year!

Enjoying a cup of coffee and the morning. Wind chill of -25 so I think I'll hit the TM or get back with the weights today. It's time.

Wow! 2011. Wow...........
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Old 01-01-2011, 07:03 AM
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Well, since we're bordering on getting all mushy - all of you guys make me SMILE! You've been the backbone of my life the last three months and I'm proud to call all of you my friends. So there!

Coffee - I'm a Coke drinker here... No Pepsi allowed

I'm feeling much better today though -- still staying in. Nothing strenuous. Actually, I think I've grown a bit lazy and am packing a few more pounds from the last couple weeks. I hope to get back into the the swing of things soon!

Blessings to all of you for a Sober and Fit New Year... Yea 2011!!!
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