Hi everyone, I’m taking a break from posting here at Running on Sober.
I’ve been doing most of my creative writing at AnnaBeguins.com; you’re welcome to visit me there. If you’re here for sobriety posts, feel free to read through the archives. I also keep a short sobriety-focused blogroll in the footer at the bottom of the page.
If you’re considering sobriety, please please give it a genuine effort. It’s so very worth it.YOU are so very worth it. -Christy
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.)
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.
In closing, this quote from American Beauty pretty much sums up my views on life:
“I guess I could be pretty pissed off about what happened to me
but it’s hard to stay mad when there’s so much beauty in the world.
Sometimes I feel like I’m seeing it all at once, and it’s too much,
my heart fills up like a balloon that’s about to burst…
and then I remember to relax,
and stop trying to hold on to it,
and then it flows through me like rain
and I can’t feel anything but gratitude
for every single moment
of my stupid little life…
You have no idea what I’m talking about, I’m sure.
But don’t worry.
You will someday.”
Thanks for visiting, I appreciate it! ~ Christy
last updated: August 2015