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Old 09-06-2009, 07:35 PM   #361 (permalink)
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Ran 11k at my new pace. I think I'l stick at this pace for a month or two. As I did nothing at the weekend my chin ups were tough today and I felt weak at the start. I then had an ok workout out with the weights.

I always feel tired on Mondays but overall not a bad start to the week.
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I did 100 pushups on Saturday... then later I second guessed myself... swore I must have miss counted... no way I could have done 100...

So I had to do 100 pushups today, to prove to myself that I actually did that many yesterday.

I understand what is means to never be fully 'normal' again, lol.
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Day off... Playing with toys gf and dog in pool day...

Still figuring out what normal is and isn't...
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Monday Labor Day 5.5 mile run, leaves are starting to change.

Should be a lot of colorful scenery very soon.
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Old 09-07-2009, 07:32 PM   #365 (permalink)
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I did 100 pushups on Saturday...
Push ups are the think I hate the most. I feel nauseous and light-headed when I do them. I try for a minimum of 60 a day usually in 3 sets (30, 20 ,10). I'm overjoyed when they're finished.

Today I ran 11k and had a great weights workout. Managed to do 75 chin ups for the first time in ages. Feel a really good tiredness right now.
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Old 09-07-2009, 08:06 PM   #366 (permalink)
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21 miles on the bike today... early changes for fall... my favorite time to ride.
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This is an inspiring thread. Exercise is really important- sometimes challenging to get the motivation though!
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Old 09-08-2009, 03:42 PM   #368 (permalink)
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Hi, this is my first time posting here. I agree about the running and fitness as an aid for recovery. Three years ago i decided to get sober from alcohol and coke addictions, and began running/yoga/biking on a daily basis. it truly worked, until i started talking to some of my old friends and thought i could handle an occasional drink again. well, that has turned into a relapse heading towards my past. although i am not as far in as last time, i know that i need to get completely sober and will never be one of those people who can go to dinner and "just have one drink". i need to embrace a life of sobriety and running and excersice are a way i believe to do this. i have never joined an online group or talked about my problems openly to people. i would like to start going to meetings, but i dont know where to start. although my family cares, they do not understand addiction, and i don't feel like i can open up to them, and my friends who do understand are not good influences so i am trying to cut them out of my life. i look forward to getting to know other people who have faced similar struggles.
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Tuesday: 5.5 mile run, followed by a heavy lifting workout in the weight room.

I'm falling asleep these days as soon as my head hits the pillow. Priceless.
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16 miles at lunch on the bike... Yea tommy, I am sleeping good too...
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25 miles bike ride. 1 hr 45 min. 14 mph avg. Temp 99. 127 average heart rate. Max 160. 1500 cal burned. Top speed 35 mph. AM upper body workout tomorrow. Still humid.
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Top speed 35 mph.
On the flats??

I run into a lot of cyclists in recovery... both here on SR and in the rooms... even in my small group therapy there is another, and there is only about 5 or 6 of us...

Must be hot out there in AZ... It is getting perfect around here...

Nice to see another cyclist... road or mountain?

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10K run back at my old pace. 75 chin ups then push ups and weights. I've been spending two and a half hours in the gym the past week or so. But from next week I have to cut back to one hour due to work on most Mondays and Tuesdays.

For the cyclists, I also used to cycle (road) but haven't done so in many years. Last Saturday I bought a book called Bad Blood by Jeremy Whittle about cycling. Bad Blood having the double meaning of bad because of EPO in the blood and bad bacause of the relationship between the cyclists.


I, too, am sleeping really well.
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There was a time not too long ago ... I could more or less ride with some Cat 3 racers, but I never had that killer "bad blood" attitude, hence I never raced... Serious racers will eat you for lunch if they can!

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Cubile, "road or mountain"?


Roadie.... You? Excellent guess my friend 35 mph downhill! With a 6 lb. water weight loss in 99 degree heat.

Mid... I think the Author of Bad Blood should be sent to a Punitentiary. Wonder if EPO has any impact on how the body metabolizes alcohol? I know I will never try it, but just a thought.
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Rxw Help I don't no how to StART A NEW THREAD

rxw find my thread by minute so we can fiqure this out. sorry
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5.5 run in 81F degree heat, made it a challenge.
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Old 09-09-2009, 02:50 PM   #379 (permalink)
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I'm a Roadie...

Here is a typical experience on my bike rides... I stopped to have a look this AM and found this group of ladies checkin' me out



16 miles this AM before the rain comes...

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Very cool... I find cows to be peaceful & serene animals, I like them.

O-M-G... I am a 'runner'.

Previously I just 'ran', but today I was a runner.

I did my normal run and thought, why stop? So I didn't stop. I did some slow hill running, ran up to a local college sports complex, stopped and watched a soccer game, sat in the grass and stretched my legs, then ran some more.

I even ran down a pretty much dried out creekbed through a forest, it was dark and about 10 degrees cooler in there.

Today I felt as though I could have run forever. I will cherish the memory of today's run.

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