Day 369: Another weekend draws to a close but at least I don’t get the Sunday jitters anymore. I used to be so on edge on a weekend. Drink does that to you. Anyways, off work tomorrow because it’s half term and I’ve got the joys of my two daughters. The weather remains atrocious here so I’m scratching my head at what to do with them. I hate spending the day in the house!
The Good: Finished my third book of 2022 this week. ‘Into the Wild’ by Jon Krakauer. You may have heard of or read it. Maybe seen the film they made. The book appears to split opinion, especially with Americans. Some call the man the book is based upon an idiot, others say he had the right idea and the rest of us could learn from him. Well, he ends up dead. From starvation after getting stranded in the Alaskan wilderness. Hardly a spoiler as you find this out on the first page. But anyways, great read and it gave me some wild ideas of what it would be like to leave society and forge a new life using nothing but the environment you venture into. I’d have to knock this blog on the head for a start. And stop playing Wordle. I’ll have a think about it.
The Bad: I probably sound like a broken record but the weather, and particularly the wind is still awful. My running has been non-existent for the last 7 days which is the longest I’ve not ran for since I left hospital last February. I can’t use the weather solely as an excuse but I’ve been a little unmotivated this week. Fatigued, sleep has been erratic and carrying a little niggle start of the week. Ended the week with a heavy chest cold so been coughing all weekend. It’s been a write off but the plan is to get out in the morning for 5km even if there are blizzards! No excuses.
The Crazy: Hitting a year sober has been crazy! I felt so ‘off’ leading up to the milestone on Wednesday but it feels like a weight has been lifted. That first year is done and I can put it to bed. I’ll continue one day at a time but I no longer feel I’m subconsciously looking ahead to ‘that date’. The #RecoveryPosse on social media have been supportive as have family and friends. My third attendance of a recovery meeting online on Friday was great for me and I feel part of something with likeminded people. It’s been a crazy ride leading up to this week but I did it guys!