That Took Me Time To Learn With Exercise…
But might help some of you with writing.
I have two great friends who are on streaks of so many steps every day, both over 4,000 steps a day on bad days, usually a bunch over that. But they each have a minimum number. So does Kris and she never misses.
The guys have been going out every day, regularly, getting steps. We are reporting to each other and being supportive. They were very supportive of my marathon extreme day.
I did 55,000 plus steps last Saturday completing a marathon.
One of them did more steps in six days and the other did more steps in five days than I have done in the same six days, counting the marathon.
Let that sink in.
And Kris beats us all with her regular running and walking and weekly step count.
So the lesson for me is clear, and what I am going to do shortly with exercise. Steady and regular beats giant lumps and then nothing because I am too sore to walk.
I knew that lesson in other areas like writing, but it became very clear this week in exercise as well.
So apply that to writing, folks. No writer I know thinks they write enough on any given day or week or month or year. It is a broken record almost every writer repeats over and over and over and over and over…
Writers wait for that big open time, then try to push, and always end up disappointed. It is never enough.
But just doing some writing every day can really add up to a lot more. I know that with writing, it is how I get so much done, a bit here, a bit there, regularly, over time. Kris calls me a “stealth writer” because things just appear when I am going normally. And you almost never hear me complain about not getting enough writing done. (I complain about other things, zero doubt, but seldom that. (grin))
Took me this week to finally get that marathon goal out of my way, and get to doing regular and sane exercise levels daily. Just as I do with my writing.
A lesson that a few take to writing, but not many. Just easier to complain about not getting enough done than to find a few minutes to do a little every day.