Well, here is the traffic that I had to dodge on Saturday to meet with a sponsee. Those are 37,000 + runners heading into the city along the route that I use to get to where I needed to be.
I've run the "Bridge Run" before but didn't this year. It's the 3rd largest 10 K in the country and this year an Ethiopian took first. Usually, the Kenyans win and have had a streak going for years. I hope to see some of the running bloggers here sometime. Great scenery, great hospitality, and a great run.
Anyway, I was 15 minutes late getting to my sponsee but we talked. He knew what was happening because the returning runners were filing past the restaurant in droves. We talked for nearly two hours and decided to meet up again on Thursday.
I liked his enthusiasm. He's not that long in the AA fellowship. So I explained that I could guide him through the Al-Anon steps but that his sobriety and his AA sponsor were his priorities. I sense an urgency in him and a desire to work the program. But I want to make sure that he keeps the focus on AA.
The rest of Saturday I worked on the boat, cleaning out the bilges and doing some mildew removal. Then I went to dinner at the home of the parents of a good friend of mine. They seem to enjoy my visits. And I tend to outstay my welcome because we ended up watching two movies. I left their house, with the dad snoring on the couch, around 12:45 AM. And then back to the boat for some much needed sleep.
Sunday was a sleep in day, followed by a lot of reading and some catching up on journal writing. I can't hang in there for late nights anymore. They make me "rest broken".
Tonight's home group. I'm glad to have had a good night's sleep last night. And this week is a full work week.
Have a good Monday. I think that I can trust this day.