FITNESS FOR WRITERS

My back hurts and my muse thrust a dagger between my shoulder blades. My brain is amped with mighty muscle, but if I don’t attend to the rest of my body, my brain will become a deflated basketball. 

I’m not a fitness enthusiast but I wish I were. My husband works out in this gym 3 times a week. I took a week off work to focus on writing, so I took the time and finally went with him to the gym.

I hopped onto the treadmill and read my Kindle. Thirty minutes sped by.

I wanted to read more so I walked another 30 minutes! We finished the session by relaxing in the pool.

Because I have arthritis and fibromyalgia, I expected to be sore the next day. I wasn’t! I do walk every day, so my legs were probably used to the exercise. 

But here’s the best part: the treadmill loosened up the creative debris lodged in my skull. I got a lot of writing done.

What has worked for you? I wish I could jog or do more with my body. I bet that a writer who is also a jogger could really shake up his muse. 

Keep writing and keep sharing! Cronin Detzz 

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3 thoughts on “FITNESS FOR WRITERS

  1. We walk often – around the neighborhood. Gives you moments of quiet reflection or great conversation with the spouse. My favorite is hiking – being out in nature. Truly brings the muse to life and renews the spirit. For fun, I also jump on my trampoline. Talk about feeling a lot of energy. Sometimes sore, but I never regret any of it. So very important for the body and mind. Thanks for sharing!

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