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Mega Run and my first Al-Anon Meeting

May 24th, 2014 at 02:04 pm

Very intense morning! Last night I was so nervous about my run and the meeting. This morning I woke up and was still nervous. Just tried to focus on the run so that I wouldn't be so nervous about the meeting. Got up and got moving....the official FB status of the day.

"Going for a 6 mile run, if you see my laying on the side of the road....DNR
Unless you have ice cream, then by all means do what you can."

The run went good. The hills were killer, but with the right tunes I can dig through almost anything. "Taking Care of Business", "We are the Champions", "Low Rider" and "We will rock you"...plus a smattering of Michael Jackson helped me through. I ended up being there about a half hr early. I do not remember the last time I felt so nervous (probably 6 yrs ago when we were sitting in the drs office to find out why we weren't pregnant Frown ). I felt like I was going to start crying if anyone even looked at me. I was surprised that I was the youngest person there by about 30 years. Everyone was SO SO nice and awesome. I still felt nervous and tearful but they tried so hard to make me feel comfortable. I am very glad I went and I do think I will continue to go in the future. It felt good. It felt safe. They tried to give me some materials to take home, I said I can't take them right now, I ran here and I have to run home. They said oh that is good that you ran here and did something good for yourself...I said that isn't why I ran here...I ran here cause I was worried I would leave...and I knew if I ran here I would be too tired to run back right away, but if I drove I could just keep going right past and not stop...they thought it was funny...not sure if they thought I was joking, but I really was serious.

Then I had to run another 3 miles home...this part was mostly (at least the first 1.5-2 miles) downhill, but now running into the wind...and on JELLO legs. By the time I got done running downhill and had to run on flat ground again I was spent. But made it home in one piece and a respectable time for a non-runner type (I am an athlete, but not built really built for running...lol). My body is going to HATE me tomorrow...lol.

5 Responses to “Mega Run and my first Al-Anon Meeting”

  1. creditcardfree Says:

    Good for you!! You did it, made it to the meeting. If you find you like going it sure doesn't hurt to look for other meetings to find others that are closer in age. Although I'm sure age doesn't really matter in this case.

  2. KellyB Says:

    GREAT accomplishment, very happy for you to have gone to the meeting, stayed, and want to keep going. The meetings will really be a lifesaver for you, best wishes.

  3. Banker Gurl Says:

    Thanks CCF and Kelly! I am very glad I went even though I was scared. I think that the holiday weekend may have been part of the reason that there weren't any younger folk. But possibly the night meetings would also be another option. However I don't mind at all that it was more people my parents/grandparents age then my age. I think that made me feel more safe and comfortable.

  4. SAK Says:

    Good for you BankerGurl!

  5. Petunia in a Flower Garden Says:

    So glad you made it to a meeting, BG! After you go to a few more you may find you don't have to run there to keep yourself from turning back. Smile Each meeting has its own "flavor". I hope you will keep going and find the right one for you.

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