Healthy Writers Club: When Life Gets Busy, The Busy Get Walking, I Wish

Healthy Writers Club_running_pictogramInspired by Josh Clark’s article on the site, coolrunning.com, I’ve been doing a Couch-to-5K training since Oct 2012.

About weekly I share my Exercise Log to stay accountable to my commitment to my health and to the Healthy Writers Club. I also reflect on my writing, creativity, and a creative life.

And because some people have asked, and I’ve mentioned it in previous posts, I use the cool iPhone app called Seconds Pro (their site: http://www.secondsapp.com/) to stay focused for this interval training. I love this app because I can customize it for each week’s training.

Monday, Jan. 7th: I walked in my neighborhood, along Piedmont Ave., and up into the hills into a part of my neighborhood I didn’t know well. I’m {still} using Week #4 on the Couch-to-5K training, but low key, since my heel was hurting. But I just wanted to stroll in the cold afternoon while listening to my favorite radio program, Marketplace on the local PBS station. (I’ll get to Week #5 eventually!)

It’s been a really busy week, work-wise (lots of client work and lots of prospect calls — woohoo! –, which a great thing. I did write fiction my four days per week, too. (Busy people get lots done. Yeah!) But… I didn’t go to Capoeira on Wednesday because I had a presentation to give, which went really well.

So that brings us to Saturday. I wanted to work out Friday too but didn’t because I wanted to save my energy for a walk on Saturday.

Saturday, Jan. 12th: I walked with a friend at the Mountain View Cemetery; such a lovely view, and great weather on this cool winter day. It felt good to move; it felt good to walk uphill (I like walk and running uphill; weird, uh?!) And it felt good to hang out with my good girlfriend and talk deep matters, and laugh, and share jibes.

Exercising and Writing

I notice I can go a few days without physical activity, but by the third day I’m itching to move. I feel as if I’ve been confined too long, which I have, because 2 days this week I stayed home all day, and didn’t do my 9-minute walk to the cafes. I get grouchy, and that’s when it’s hard to be creative. So I gotta move!

How do you handle your grouchiness? {Yes, I do eat chocolate, too, to help!}

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Healthy Writers Club_running_pictogramMore info on the Healthy Writers Club and
my fellow writers participating here:
http://www.shalleemcarthur.com/p/the-healthy-writers-club.html.

At last count we are up to 32 writers! Woot! Together we are strong! Shallee, Thanks for creating this movement!

Welcome to one of our members: author Beth Fred, http://healthblastslasts.blogspot.com/.

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How about you? Share your exercise and how it supports your writing, both casual and otherwise, below, and let’s support each other!

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Beth Barany, Author, Speaker, Creativity Coach for WritersPS. When I’m not walking, or writing, I help authors create successful books and careers, as a writing coach and book marketing consultant and advisor. If you want personalized, tailored one-on-one support, that’s what I’m excellent at.

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3 Responses

  1. Cheri says:

    You know, I asked before about the healthy writer’s club, but still haven’t been there. Maybe this week. But, I completely understand about the sedentary time/grouchiness correlation. It hasn’t been all that long ago that I wouldn’t have believed such a thing, but I’ve been pretty much a slug for the past three days (feeling a tad under the weather the first two, and just a slug today!), but it’s definitely starting to wear on me. I’m definitely going to have to get a workout in tomorrow to help myself feel better.

    Keep up your walking!

  2. Beth Barany says:

    Thanks Cheri! I will! Hope you get out there too! Thanks for stopping by!

  3. Robin Moore says:

    Thumbs up for walking, Beth! I’m going to Curves gym 4 times a week, plus my daily walking usually averages over 6,000 steps just doing my daily chores, etc. Let’s go!

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