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Old 06-25-2012, 08:48 AM
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Running and sobriety

I took up running and sobriety about the same time and I love that I did bc the running is a tangible example of how far I've come. In the beginning I was only running 60 second intervals. Today I ran 2.2 miles without walking!! I am so proud of myself!! Running is something I NEVER thought I could do even though I was active. I struggled to run 1/2 mile and now 2.2!!
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:17 PM
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That's awesome! I too have discovered running since I've become sober. I kept trying to start for years and years but always got derailed because of drinking. Now that I can stick to a schedule and don't have hangovers to contend with I'm increasing my distance and it feels more natural all the time. Pretty cool huh? Come join us in the Kicking Asphalt thread!
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Old 06-26-2012, 01:55 AM
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Way to GO! Nicely done. Another runner in sobriety here. I'm sitting here at 5AM drinking coffee ready to go meet my running partner.
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I am not really a runner but exercise and fitness played a huge role in my sobriety. I am at 8 1/2 years.

I work out four times a week (weights/cardio) and it seems like when I was drinking, my fitness level was lower too.

Take care and be careful running in the 100 degree heat (I am in Omaha).

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So great to hear! I never thought I could run either but I started to train in January will be running my 1st 10K this week.
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:06 AM
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Originally Posted by David 1 View Post
I am not really a runner but exercise and fitness played a huge role in my sobriety. I am at 8 1/2 years.

I work out four times a week (weights/cardio) and it seems like when I was drinking, my fitness level was lower too.

Take care and be careful running in the 100 degree heat (I am in Omaha).

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I am in Omaha as well...yeah...it's pretty hot out there!!
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Old 07-02-2012, 08:19 AM
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Inspiring!
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Old 07-07-2012, 10:16 PM
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With a sobriety date of 5/2/12, you should be feeling good now. At ninety days you will feel even better. Hang in there and just focus on not drinking each day, and continue with your fitness routine.

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Old 07-08-2012, 08:35 AM
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With a sobriety date of 5/2/12, you should be feeling good now. At ninety days you will feel even better. Hang in there and just focus on not drinking each day, and continue with your fitness routine.

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Thanks- I am signing up for my first 5k...the glow run. Looks like fun...huge beer garden after but that's how I hooked my friend into going- said I'd be the DD.
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I'm not much of a runner either (it's the knees that get me every time!) but exercise played an extremely important role in my recovery. Doesn't it feel GREAT?
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That's so awesome! One of my reasons to push myself for sobriety is the fact that I want to complete a marathon and I remember how good it felt to even do just one mile without stopping.

But, I can't continue with my training if Im getting drunk all the time. Thanks for the inspiration.
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Old 07-16-2012, 01:16 PM
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I LOVE running.. It's a great thing for stress relief. I started running small mileage and i'm now up to 13-16 mile runs! Great job!
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Congrats to everyone who is running. Short, easy runs to relax are helping me. I've been running for a couple of years now, so the physical aspect is not new to me. Just doing it without drinking all the time is new. Looking forward to better runs in the future!
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10 years ago used to run 5/7 miles with ease before I started drinking at home late at night. Getting back into it and love it now I am 6 months sober, but am finding it soo hard lol, breaking 2 miles and its killing me ;(
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Dark - Be proud you have gotten back to it and congrats on the sober time!

TodayisGood - Congrats on your sober time and getting back to it as well!
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Old 07-23-2012, 07:09 AM
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Knocked out 4 miles in 35:03:23. If I was still drinking I would have passed out in a ditch. Excercise is in my opinion one of the best was to keep on track. Can't wake to another sober day tomorrow and knock out somw swimming and a bjj class. Thanks to all of you for the motivation!!!
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Awesome! Keep on rocking in the free world.
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Went running 2,5 miles this morning (had to do a conversion, more used to kilometers).
I completely associate running with sobriety, started them together, and running helps a lot, as you all know!

And I must say Live2run25 you really inspired me to go running. Thank you.
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Old 08-16-2012, 02:27 PM
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I have been running for around 35 years, but not all continuously.

I don't run in the summertime, although I lift quite a bit of weight several times a week at the gym and I do indoor cardio at the gym.

When the weather breaks, I will start going out of 5 - 15 mile runs on the weekend, which has always given me a lot of pleasure.

I ran quite a bit when I was drinking, too, although that was about the only good think I did for myself.
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Old 08-25-2012, 03:50 PM
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Good for you! I'm sure your body appreciates the challenge.
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