One of the best byproducts of this whole sobriety thing has been the steady increase in my drive to do well by myself, health-wise. When I was drinking, I'd always claim to lead a healthy lifestyle—I was doing the whole keto/paleo thing and counting calories and running and going for weekend hikes—but I refused to … Continue reading Getting (& Staying) Fit in Long-Term Sobriety
156 Days Alcohol Free: Opening, Deepening, Losing.
Sometimes what I'm doing doesn't feel a whole lot like my own life. It's almost as if someone has plucked me out of a crowd and thrown me into these different experiences, and I'm wandering around nodding my head, jotting down notes, and wondering if anyone is going to figure out how unprepared and incompetent … Continue reading 156 Days Alcohol Free: Opening, Deepening, Losing.
44 Days Alcohol Free: Running it Off
As write this, my heart rate is slowly lowering from 120+ bpm. I'm covered in sweat - glistening, really. My legs ache, my stomach is a bit twisted, and I'm gulping a lime-flavored LaCroix as fast as I can manage without giving myself hiccups. I just got back from a 50-minute run, and I feel great. … Continue reading 44 Days Alcohol Free: Running it Off