Hi, thanks for dropping by. My name is Christy, and I’m a sober runner. I started running with the Couch to 5k program, and as cheesy as it sounds, it really did change my life. I also quit drinking on May 6, 2011, and, yep, that changed my life too.
There are many paths to a healthy recovery; no single method or program is better than another, as long as it works for you. Recovery meetings and lots of sugar helped me get sober; running, blogging, honesty and not drinking are some current tools that help me stay sober. (I keep a resources page with a variety of addiction and mental health links that you may find helpful. If any links no longer work, shoot me a note on my contact page and I’ll get ’em updated for you.)
What do I write about? I tend to focus on life, death and grief, getting and staying sober, music, running, and mindfulness. I guess I’d say I write about the process and evolution of living a sober life. Sobriety does not define my life nor this blog, but it is a pretty big part of who I am today.
When do I write it? Whenever I get the time or inclination. No more than twice a week, though sometimes several weeks (months?) can pass between posts due to life or moods. No need to worry if you don’t hear from me for a while; life gets busy sometimes and I often burn out from too much technology and screen time.
Oh, and my blog name is inspired by the Jackson Browne song “Running on Empty.” Except I’m not empty, I’m just sober
Thanks for visiting, I appreciate it! ~ Christy
last updated: January 2016