After my recent trip to Spain and Portugal, I knew I needed to give my good ol’ body a break. A detox, if you will.
There was lots of chatting over sangria.
One of my friends asked on Facebook if anyone wanted to join her for Sober October. And while the responses were quite entertaining, it got me thinking…
I can do that. I want to do that.
Well you know what happens when Caroline sets her mind to something, right?
Oh? You don’t know?
I decide to train for a half-marathon in 3 months.
Or go vegan for about a year.
Or find an obscure bar in Bangkok I heard about even if it takes us over an hour and half to find.
Or jump in the water with elephants because I. want. to.
Or learn Spanish again.
#Mexcellent #Epcot #latergram
Or complete an olympic-distance triathlon.
No wonder I needed to drink…
I’ll be honest, I hesitated posting this because of the stigma around theÂ word “sober.” I could carefully craft a blog about how I’m doing it to raise money for charity (I know there is a great cause) or to help meÂ lose those last 10 pounds.
But the truth of the matter is, I want to be healthier and I want to see what not having that glass of bless-your-heart wine after work will be like. I want to take myself out of my comfort zone and find another outlet rather than kicking my feet up and having a beer when I’m stressed. I like waking up early and refreshed on the weekends and going for a run. With my half-marathon training just starting, there’s no better time than right now! I’ve been trying to lose weight and this should help a bit, so added bonus!
I got an emergency project that I worked on through last weekend and this past week hasn’t exactly been relaxing. I thrive on busy weeks at work, it’s when I feel I do my best writing. But that means I’ve desperately wanted a nice glass of Cabernet SauvignonÂ when I get home just to…chill.
But I didn’t.
Next week, I’m going to the USA vs. HON men’s soccer game and you know what? I’ll want a good ol’ american beer.
But I won’t.
Because it’s SOBERTOBER, y’all.
Care to join me? Even if you have had alcohol during the first 10 days, why not join me now? Try it out. Everyone is doing it…
I just peer-pressured you intoÂ notÂ drinking.
That just happened.