Day 252 – Saturday evening runs

This photo was taken at the end of my run last night. One of the best things about sobriety is the extra time you get. This month I’ve rediscovered my love for running.

I used to always run and have done half marathons, 10kms etc.

When I got pregnant, it was discovered I had an underlying heart condition which knocked me for six. Gone was the active pregnancy I’d envisioned. It was replaced with days on the sofa too scared to go outside incase I collapsed (this happened several times and I was rushed to hospital).

BB was delivered at 36 weeks and then I struggled for 9 months, drinking too much, being too scared to exercise and eating my feelings.

After a heart procedure and quitting alcohol, I feel so much better. I’ve ran 4 times a week over fields by us and done yoga daily.

I believe the key to all this is quitting alcohol. It’s given me my umph back. Its helped me rediscover who I am.

Published by lifesippingaway

36 years old, wife, stay at home mum, outdoors lover, wild swimmer, starting the journey to an AF life

20 thoughts on “Day 252 – Saturday evening runs

  1. I love running in our fields! When the weather breaks there’s paths along the hedgerows I can follow. I stopped running up there due to I saw too many snakes. 🐍 Sure they were harmless ones but still….no….😆 I wish I had openness like you to run in! Enjoy because it’s thrilling when you come back from a good run!! Loved reading this post!

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      1. Yes, just lovely on seeing a cheeky Robin! Last season one made a nest in my horse’s run in and had babies. Very cute. The inside of the nest was made out of horsehair! Smart birds! The only downfall is momma would screech if she wasn’t in the nest when I fed my horse, I’m sure for the safety of her babies but I felt bad she was nervous.

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  2. Fantastic! I have discovered running again and I’m determined to keep it up. My friend is currently in hospital with a heart condition. She has had a few ‘episodes’ and the last one was a heart attack. She’s currently waiting for an angiogram and possibly a stent. So good to hear you are doing so well after your horrible experiences xxx

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  3. What a scary time for you during your pregnancy, that was a lot to deal with! Delighted to hear you are back at running again and enjoying it. Feeling fit and strong is such a good feeling. Well done for getting out there xx

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  4. I am going running for the first time in foreverrrrrr with a couple friends (their idea) tomorrow night. I love exercising, hate running. But one of the tricks I have found is helpful for not drinking is having planned exercise – it takes care of my social needs, I don’t want to be hungover for it, and I feel so good after I don’t want to drink!

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  5. Amazing!
    I have a huge envy of runners. I have tried many times, and I have never once found it easy or even vaguely enjoyable. I will run vicariously through you. Lol

    My good friend just ran 200 km over 4 days on a remote winter road. I enjoy her planning. I thinks she’s crazy. Lol

    Take care!

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  6. i used to run years too much on my knees and sinus issues..but i do like walking and have started again , although my preference is weight lifting. YES- planned activity is most awesome in sobriety..i had zero when i relapsed and committed to getting it done this time round.

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