Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Words to sweat by...

"In my 30s I used to go to the gym even though I hated it. The purpose of ­going to the gym was to postpone the day when I would stop going. That's what writing is to me: a way of ­postponing the day when I won't do it any more, the day when I will sink into a depression so profound it will be indistinguishable from perfect bliss." - Geoff Dyer


So I joined a gym, and have been going quite often. A half hour on a treadmill followed by 15 minutes on an elliptical, or spinning class once a week.

I like the way the gym makes me feel, and not just physically. Mentally, too. I sleep better, and I wake up more energized between the ears. I am regaining a creative energy that is normally absent once it's too cold to be on a bike. I like it.

But it has made me realize that I'm not writing enough right now.

2 comments:

Whimsical Walney said...

Being active is always helpful in the ability to think day-to-day. I came across your post because I have a line of motivational workout towels called Words To Sweat By so it was funny to see you post about something very much in line with why I created the line.

I wish you the best in staying healthy and creative.

zilla said...

Sometimes Writing is the better judge of whether or not we're writing enough right now.

Just a thought.