What can you expect?
Our brains are programmed for routine. Routine is safe. A reboot is likely to sound alarms hard-wired into your DNA, and this can cause some disorientation and discomfort. Think of this as a necessary part of the process, like a computer clearing its temporary memory.
Better yet? Think of it as a fascinating part of the process.
Look at these involuntary reactions with curiosity, almost as an outside observer. Reflect on your running and your relationship with alcohol. Where have you made yourself proud? Are there imbalances you can work to correct? What might things look like coming out of this reset?
Expect to have some extra time on your hands. Logging miles and hoisting tall cans are both fairly resource-intensive. Use this opportunity to tend to things that may have been back-burnered.
Start with yourself (always): Read, journal, meditate, go to bed early, sleep in late, go for long walks. Bring your relationships, work, and other facets of life into the fold as you have space and enjoy the extra attention you’re able to give them.