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Recovery in lockdown

I haven’t written anything for a while because I feel I’ve explained what I needed to and leaving my blog at 2 years later seemed a perfect way to end. I often wondered if anything would bring me back and whether I’d have anything to add to My Recovery So Far but I never dreamt it would be about dealing

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Back to the 10k training

I’ve started running again. I was training for a half marathon last year but I had to drop out because of a problem with my hip/leg. To be honest, I still don’t know what the problem was but with some decent stretching and sticking to short runs I seem to be fine. I’m nowhere near as fit as I was

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What next?

It’s 0130 and I can’t sleep. I’ve got that many thoughts and ideas running around in my head and I’m really unsettled. I’ve been struggling for a few weeks with different life stuff. Work, relationship, money, etc… The doctor signed me off with stress and I’m about to go into my 3rd week of being away from work. Obviously I’m

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My birthday and being back home

It seems ages ago now but I went home for a couple of weeks at the beginning of the month. It was my 39th birthday and I’d actually booked a holiday but decided to cancel and be around my family and friends instead. I didn’t know how I’d feel with the no drinking whilst away at a holiday destination so

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Being kind to myself

Yesterday I felt like the worst friend in the world. I should be on the boat to Liverpool now but I’ve decided not to make the journey for Graham’s funeral on Monday. It definitely wasn’t an easy decision to make. In fact I’ve been thinking about it all week and had several discussions with friends and family. Losing Graham has

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What a difference a storm makes

My running and 10k steps went completely out the window as soon as The Beast from the East or Storm Emma (whatever you want to call her) arrived this week.  I hate being cold so I’ve stayed in and wrapped up warm.  Cabin fever started to set in today and that’s when my overthinking starts and thinking how nice it

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4 months sober!

I can’t believe I’ve managed to stay sober for 4 whole months.  I’m so happy with this one as it’s been a really difficult two weeks and I’ve had some weird feelings that I’ve never experienced before.  If you’d have said to me this time last year that in 12 months I’d be living on the Isle of Man and

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Clearing my head

I’m not sure how these posts are coming across but I don’t want people to think I’ve led a miserable existence because I haven’t.  In fact I’ve had an absolute blast some weekends and lived a nice lifestyle with a lot of freedom!  I’ve met some amazing people, some not quite so amazing and ended up at some weird and

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