A new day, a new blog…

This blog is about living a alcohol free life with all it’s challenges. What life as a Chef is all about, it’s rewards, challenges and most important the FOOD. Also my cycling journeys.

Where to begin. Still navigating this whole blog thing. A little about me, I’m a Chef, an avid cyclist and live an alcohol free life. My battles with alcohol go back to my teenage years. I’m 56 years old so I’ve been battling my demons for most of my life. What I have learned more than anything else is to NEVER GIVE UP.

Lost a great friend this summer due to depression. My friend was an alcoholic and a sober active member in a 12 step program for 15 years. Yet with all that, a program, and a fellowship he felt he had no other option. You never know what is really going on in someone elses world. I have enough dealing with my own world. The photo above is for my friend taken in the Adirondack Mountains outside of Lake Placid, NY.

I’m hoping this blog can be a place to pool resources about recovery, to share my journey of cycling and my life as a Chef.

J

Author: The Cycling Chef

I’m a Chef, cyclist, sober guy. Love anything out in nature, snow storms, rivers and mountains. Grew up in central NJ around the town of Princeton. Spent my time playing soccer as a little boy and was never inside. During high school I worked in kitchens, played soccer and partied. After completing high school I went to college in West Virginia on a soccer scholarship. Drinking was a problem from the beginning for me. I drank more than most people and never wanted the party to end. I lost so much because of my drinking yet I seemed willing to pay the price time and time again. This pattern went on for years just getting worse with bigger consequences. I’m sober now and I’m excited about my alcohol free adventure. This blog is about my life, my cycling, my passion for food, being a Chef and my holistic recovery life. This is not about my past. I will share about events, day to day things in a Chef’s life and resources I use to stay on my path of recovery. J

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