(Alcoholism) - Can I run every day?

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9:03pm, 12 Nov 2015
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tonyp2604
permanent rose - OK, I appreciate your reply. I was just thinking of how you could vary your activities to keep your motivation up (every now and again my running goes a bit flat and I have mini time outs). But it is personal to you and you will know what approach to take. Hope everything works out for you. Baroness above mentioned about logging runs - i think that's an excellent idea and will definitely help focus your motivation.
Nov 2019
2:25pm, 2 Nov 2019
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Jazzer Jogging
I’m not an alcoholic but I’ve been very close to people who are ( one devoted AA member )

Running has helped me cope and so has gardening and so has dog walking .i think there is a saying in AA “ take what you need and leave the rest “ Whatever someone is struggling with ive always thought that about sums it up .
Nov 2019
2:35pm, 2 Nov 2019
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swittle
The quote also appears in The Band's song, 'The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down' [1969]. It tells of raids on the south during the final year of the American Civil War.
Nov 2019
2:45pm, 2 Nov 2019
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Jazzer Jogging
Oh ok ! Don’t know the song .not sure about civil wars but in AA I think it just means ...you will probably hear a lot of peoples stories and you will probably get “ advice “ and it’s fine to take what you need from those things and it’s fine if some stuff doesn’t resonate ....just take what you need at the time ( and give what you can ,when you can too I guess )
Nov 2019
4:26pm, 2 Nov 2019
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swittle
Robbie Robertson of The Band spent 8 months working on the song. As for the quote .'Take what you need and you leave the rest', I couldn't find one definite author. The USA-based organisation, 'Recovery', uses it. My interest? I've been sober for 40 years.

recovery.org

Here's the song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-VShpcqd3zE
Nov 2019
6:11pm, 2 Nov 2019
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Jazzer Jogging
That’s a fantastic thing swittle
Nov 2019
9:07pm, 2 Nov 2019
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swittle
The Recovery site, or me kicking the booze? Indirectly, going sober led to me taking up running.

Thank-you.
Nov 2019
9:16pm, 2 Nov 2019
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Nellers
I just checked back and permanent-rose, the fetchie who started this thread way back in 2015, no longer has an active account. I wonder what happened to them? I hope they managed to stick with the running and off the booze. Don't suppose we'll ever know.
Nov 2019
9:27pm, 2 Nov 2019
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Ness
Don’t suppose we will. Shame really cos I’d like to think things got better for them.

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