Saturday, November 16, 2013

Turkey Run?

Matt and I are doing a 5K this morning. [We're going to freeze our rears off!!]

I've been thinking about this whole running thing for a [little] while. I'm okay with it, even if it's not my favorite thing in the whole world, because the idea of running [and the actual running] has added an element of discipline to my life, which wasn't there before.

And guess what?

I'm writing a lot more than I ever did five years ago. Oh, I wrote plenty back then, but it was always on a whim, never by the determination to work daily and get it done. I let my muse lead the way...

And sometimes, a person [me] needs to take success by the reins.

How about you? If it's not writing, what helps you take your own life in your hands and do something with it?


4 comments:

  1. That's so funny - I was thinking of going for a run myself this morning. Not a race - just a jog. Haven't done that as much as I should.

    Sitting at a desk writing is good for the mind, but terrible for the body. Some sort of physical activity is needed to balance things out. I like to run because it's a physical activity I can do and still think about writing and stories and such - especially out on the trails. It gets the blood flowing to my brain a little more than normal and cleans out the garbage.

    Anyway, I hope you do well! I want to see times posted!

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    1. Hey Kevin!! I ran a lot! Did a good 70% or more of the 5K. I'm soooore today! :D My time was 45:18. Not bad for little ol' me.

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    2. Congratulations!

      I did a run, too. Two miles out on the North Central Trail, made a pit stop at the rest area, then two miles back. Those last two miles were really slow. And my legs are a little sore, too. Haven't had a chance to run much.

      I would bet you have a few more hills out there than I do here!

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  2. Way to go, Bethanne! I always find that discipline begets discipline... if I can get the ball rolling and do a few things, I always seem to find the motivation to do a few more things... until my back hurts! ;) Happy Monday!

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