Every So Often I Just Have To Talk About This…
Exercising. Critical for writers. Not a fun topic and most writers just sort of shrug and move on.
But since I didn’t get the time to really unpack everything Brandon is doing on his Kickstarter today and record some videos about it, I figured I would fill this blog tonight with a reminder to exercise.
I am working to lose weight and my goal as I have told many, is to run at least one marathon in my 70th spin around this planet.
I am building toward that with a written-out plan that I have in a notebook beside my computer. And I check off and record the progress on the weight loss and miles ran and even calories burned and ate on every day. Not kidding. (Yes, excessive, but needed.)
Right now my running weight is exactly 17 pounds away, although I would be happier with 20. Doesn’t mean I am not running some already. And I have a streak going of 6 miles a day walking/running (12,000 steps for me). The last trip up north set me back a week, but still doing fine.
What brought this up today is that a conversation about all my mentors back when I was starting off are all sadly gone. Most of them outlived my age now, but not by much. Half were smokers, most were a lot overweight. And not a one of them did any exercise that I knew of.
So I hope to hang around for a time and one way to do that is exercise.
Besides, when I am exercising and losing weight, I feel better and have more energy. Me having more energy scares my friends, but I can live with that. (grin)
And I am tracking another goal. To have lost an even 100 pounds. That is in sight as well.
So make a little time for some safe exercise. After a few days, you will feel better. It shouldn’t work that way, but it does.