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Yoss,

Wow, thats AMAZING. i am so frikken happy for you ! you know, they say that the reason why many addicts turn to exercise to fill that "hole in the soul" is because it releases the very same chemical "dopamine" into our brains as the drug used to. so we really are getting high - high on our new lives.
thats why i turned to exercise in my sobriety (before my 2 week relapse and subsequent sub stint). ( i was sober for 5 1/2 years) i loved the high so much i work in the field now, so i can be near my passion every single day, all day.
so you've really taken the right road my friend. i will always look forward to your posts and your advice as i take my journey off sub and finally back into "real" sobriety again.

take care,

BIG HUGS,

michelle