24 Feb '17, 6pm

If You #Stop #Drinking #Alcohol, Does It Make You a #Better #Runner?

Scott, this post really speaks to me -- thank you for writing it! I'm on Day 17 of a 30-day break. I decided to take a vacation from drinking because my nightly 1 - 2 drinks (just chardonnay & beer, I don't drink hard alcohol -- as if that makes it more OK) turned into 3 - 4 every single night last fall and through the holidays; e.g. a beer before dinner, 2 glasses or half a bottle of wine during dinner, and one more glass of wine or beer while watching TV. I blame it on stress, watching the election news etc etc ... in any case, the level of consumption felt way too heavy and needy, and had a negative effect on my sleep. I woke up too many mornings feeling sleep-deprived and heavy-headed. These two weeks have gone better than I thought; I am grateful to have de-linked the feeling I need wine/beer to enjoy cooking and eating dinner. I don't want to give it up forever, beca...

Full article: http://www.atrailrunnersblog.com/2017/01/if-you-stop-drin...

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