Just passed day 420. All good, no wobbles or desire to drink.
I woke up this morning with a running hang over. I’m halfway through a marathon training program so the distances are getting serious.
Yesterday was my first 30km (18.6miles) run for a few years. It went pretty well and I’m really pleased with it! But yeah, it takes a toll so today was a rest and recovery day.
Bit of a change! Everyday used to be a hang over, and real hang overs are worse than what I felt this morning. I really don’t miss them.
All is good. I’m still struggling with periods of intense anxiety. It flairs up and lasts a week or so, and I just ride it out. As well as a running training program I’ve also started a daily meditation program for my anxiety.
Must admit that I’m a bit sceptical about the meditation program but it also can’t hurt.
And because I’m spending several hours running each week, I’m trying running meditation. I may as well see if I can combine the two things. Hit two birds with one stone.
Running is pretty meditative anyway : focused on breathing, body sensation, your immediate surrounds, the rhythm of your feet, your posture, body tension…
So in summary: I’m doing well on the alcohol side but I’ve got still quite a challenge on the anxiety side… BUT it’s still a hundred times better than 420 days ago!
Hope you’re all well!