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Old 04-18-2016, 07:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Today I watched a good friend of mine blaze a trail of accomplishment in the Boston Marathon.

Afterward, I met up with he and four other friends of his - all runners - for sushi.

One of them has done Leadville... a grueling ultramarathon in the mountains of Colorado. Another was a recent finisher of the Berkley Marathons.... one of the most challenging and rare ultras out there.

We had sushi and laughed and shared stories of adventures - in running and in life. We connected as new friends. We talked of plans to get together again for a trail ultra event in the future. We smiled and felt healthy and joyous and good.

And we all drank water.

There's a whole world out there, and none of it requires booze.

There's a whole world out there.... and it turns out.... it's really quite wonderful without booze.
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:15 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Thanks Owl !

I really needed to here this right about now ! Day 7 for me.

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Thank you, I love this.
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Old 04-18-2016, 07:46 PM   #4 (permalink)
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The vast majority of the world either doesn't drink or drinks normally. I found this very had to believe in the beginning because I only wanted to associate with people that drank a lot. When I got sober I realized what an incredible world there is out there that has nothing to do with alcohol
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You're so right, FreeOwl. I only wish I'd realized it sooner. I'm glad you had such a glorious day.
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Old 04-18-2016, 09:38 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Thanks FreeOwl
These are the kind of friends I need to meet too!
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Old 04-19-2016, 12:02 AM   #8 (permalink)
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