Day 44. I am well, i having nothing new to report. I’m not having cravings. I learned nothing yesterday.
Well, that’s not strictly true. I think i learned these things, but i knew them before, but yesterday i learned them again.
- I feel better on days when i run (i’m running 5 out of 7 days now, sometimes only 20 minutes, but the 2 non-running-days stick out in the calm of the week).
- The longer the run (40 minutes+), the better. Therefore, Sundays are usually the most calm and peaceful and resourceful and relaxed that i feel all week.
- I used to really love adventures. Maybe moving to foreign-land used up my adventure quotient and then drinking buried the rest. This weekend, however, husband and I did two walking tours, one Saturday and one Sunday, and saw new and interesting parts of the city, discovered gardens, beautiful views, drank bottled water, took a gazillion photos, and enjoyed being outside in the sun.
- Sunshine makes me feel much, much better. Living here is an improvement over our last city, and i hope our next move is another improvement again …
- On our way to the walking tour yesterday afternoon, husband and I had a “joking” conversation on the train, but it might become real. I asked him what was the best part of our new lives here in this new city. He told me: his new favorite hobby, which costs quite a bit of money. The more money he has for it, the better. He can do it cheaply but would prefer to do it more often, more expensively. And he’d like a budget of maybe $300/month to go hog-wild (all-out). (god, what’s a universally understood translation of hog-wild?) (well, as much as he wants). My new favorite thing to do here makes money. it’s the coolest funnest thing ever and it actually generates revenue. The “Joke” was me saying: “we should figure out how you can have as much $ as you need to enjoy your hobby, and I’ll just do my hobby more often to pay for yours.” His eyes lit up, really, it was soo sweet. I don’t really think he’d enjoy me doing mine as much as i’d like to (it’s quite disruptive and sucks a lot of my time), nor would i really want him gone 4 out of 7 nights doing his… but i think we’re on the way to finding a good compromise …
- i’m guilty on this one-month vacation of feeling bored, and that’s completely my own creation. beginning today, i want to get more done – even if it’s just cleaning, even if it’s just reading more books. i want to look back on the vacation and feel like it was worth taking the time off AND i want to fill up my time more, even if it’s just reading in the park, so that there’s less room for the demon bitchy booze cravings. Less time in front of the computer searching (for who knows what), and more time outside.
- I’m in charge of how good I feel. Time to play that hand a bit better.
Happy Monday : )
I love #5. So sweet.
thanks bhm, i think my husband is as excited as i am. it’s win-win — he gets to do his thing and i get to do my thing and we don’t go broke in the process!
Nice when this not drinking thing starts to become routine isn’t it? Enjoy you hols and be careful not to fall into the “busyness trap”. Just go with your heart and if that means doing nothing so what? xx
thanks cleo…. i’m pretty good at doing nothing, so long as nothing is reading in the park : ) I’m good at making puzzles too. i’m not happy with hours spent in front of the computer, though, so that’s what i’m tryin to curb …
Lately I’ve found the desire to run more and I’m actually curbing myself some because I don’t want to get injured because then I won’t be able to run at all! That thought is terrifying. I’m glad to hear you’re not having cravings. Congrats on 44 days. Something about that number sounds solid, significant.
i was injured only once from overtraining, and i’ll never do it again. it was the worst! i run 5 times a week now, but 3 runs are 20 minutes, one is 40 mins, and then my sunday long run (60+ mins, depends on the week). i’m not training for an event, this is just a pattern than makes me feel good and one i can continue without injury …
I’m in charge of how good I feel. Time to play that hand a bit better. — I’m gonna work on this one, too. So true!!
C, isn’t it awful how we forget that we’re in charge (especially when we’re drinking we forget this completely). sober, it’s easier to look around and take charge again…