A Week Of Vacation -- Gonna Drink It Up -- Then Hit The Streets

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  1. USMCsilver

    USMCsilver Boat Life ©

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    I've been Kodiak free since Oct 8, 09.

    However, I've put on a few pounds.

    I figure this can be my last "Hoo-rah" until summer. I'm off, and figure I can be a sloth for the week, and then really start hitting it hard.

    I want to start running, but it bores me to DEATH. There isn't a day that goes by without me thinking about dipping, but I've yet to relapse.

    Since I quit, I guess I drink a hair bit more. Not gettin' f'ed up every night or anything, but a drink or two a night, or every other. Usually mixed drinks, or bourbon (or rum or scotch) on the rocks. Or maybe a beer or two.

    However, I want to cut back and do some running. When I used to run, I dipped.

    I figure to motivate me (been over 5 years since I REALLY did any running) I'd get myself some Kodiak.

    I'd only dip when I ran. This way, I'd run LOTS. :supergrin:

    I know it's a screwed up mentality, but it could at least get me going.

    I can fool myself to think I'm rewarding myself for running, and then just take the tobacco away again.

    I know my sense of reality is warped. However, I'd like to get a few LB's off before summer. I've got too many rays to catch and too many beers to drink once the weather gets nice. I need to get in a bit better shape before that gets here.

    (#218, 5'8; can bench my weight+ and do at least 5 good pull-ups. Stocky build, not OVERLY fat.) :whistling:
     
  2. hatidua

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    Back in my running days I would occasionally have to take a break from the running due to out-of-town work or travel or some such thing. I found that the first three weeks getting back into it were the struggle. After that, it was pure addiction.

    Sadly, I ran so much that my knees just can't take it anymore. However, there was a time when I'd take a long, hard, (fast) run over any chemical substance known to exist.

    Good luck, and enjoy :wavey:
     

  3. bwphoto

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    Stay off the stuff and just... run...

    Just do it. Seriously. Quit making excuses. That crap isn't going to make you run better, farther, longer, anything. It's going to pull you back into an addiction you are trying to break. Just. Run. Really. Run a mile. Run ten miles. Or twenty. You can do it without anything. No chew. No headphones. No shirt or no shoes. Just run. And when you're thinking about how much it hurts or how much you want to chew, then Quit Thinking. But keep running.

    You need to harness the Zen of Running. And Running Some More. Ommm.... (nanananananaaaa!)
     
  4. Ol Timer

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    Don't you have trails you can run?
     
  5. JASV.17

    JASV.17 Prime Example

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    I'd rather be overweight than have oral cancer etc. Don't go back. DO. NOT. GO. BACK.

    I've been Kodiak free myself for about 8 years, after about 10 years of HEAVY use.

    Don't do it man, please. You've come this far.
     
  6. USMCsilver

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    Not really. Though, I do have trail running shoes coming...:whistling: I know trail running would be much more interesting than "street" or "track" running.

    As far as the dipping goes...I doubt I'll start back. I'm just toying with the idea. :embarassed: (A reward, of sorts.)
     
  7. JASV.17

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    This makes no sense. Like an alcoholic allowing themself a drink for 4 months of sobriety. You quit for a reason, the reason being that it's bad for you. You want a reward, use the loot you've saved from not buying dip and get yourself a present. When I say present, that excludes dip, so don't get any funny ideas.

    Stick with it man, don't throw these past months away.
     
  8. Z71bill

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    I have not dipped in many years -

    I was using 3 cans a day - tried to quit several times and actually did stop for several months straight a few times -

    Then I would think WTF - I will just get one can and only chew when I am fishing - and OMG the sweet taste - the BUZZ was back - I would be "hooked" again and could not stop.

    Then

    I got a "frog" in my throat - would not go away - I finally went in to my doctor and was referred to an ear nose and throat specialist.

    The doctor was about 80 years old - he looked in my throat for a while and then stepped back and looked me right in the eye and said.

    I can't be sure - but I have been doing this long enough to know - you have throat cancer. He ask me if I was married & if I had any kids.

    I was (still am) married and at the time I had a 4 year old daughter (she turned 21 yesterday) and a 2 year old son.

    I ask him what I needed to do - and he said stop chewing!

    He scheduled an appointment to put me under and cut a chunk of my throat out -

    I had to sign a bunch of papers - like if they got in there and found my larynx had cancer that I authorized them to take it out.

    After surgery the doctor told me he though he got it all - but would not know for sure until the lab results came back. They came back "good".

    It has been 17 years now without any tobacco - but even now if I am in a convenience store and see the wall with stacks of chew lined up I still get a pain in my jaw - and a desire to buy a can and stuff the whole thing in my mouth at once.

    My advise - don't do it -