Thursday, July 29, 2010

Ozone alert, bah

The temperature hung into the 80s last night at 6pm as I ran in my 8th Maine Running Company's Weekly Back Cove 5k. The humidity was unbearable. I finished a minute off my PR of 25:20 (which was set the last time the race was held when the temp was in the 60s). Being a new runner (April-more on that in the future), I have no idea what the cool weather will bring for times.

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Tomorrow I run my 10th 5K race since the end of May...

Last November, I was in my 8th trip to Detox. While this blog will mainly about the steps I took to finally turn my life around, it will not be another "how A.A. saved my life" memoir. While the 12 steps certainly played a foundational and crucial role in my becoming recovered from alcohol, there are many other reasons as well. Some of them are: meditation, honesty, becoming a runner, (almost) vegetarianism, sleep, the love of my kids, incredible parents, functional medicine, a loving woman, Buddhism, the desire for my 40's to be better than my 30's, a selfless and rewarding job, some great friends, learning to deal with loss and grief, loving myself most of the time, and  finally allowing myself to see things for what they really are.