It’s May and the world has suddenly — and lusciously — turned green!
Also, I have been spinning and writing at least one blog post a week now for four straight months. I began 2011 with the WordPress Post-a-week Challenge and my goal to lose weight for my daughter’s wedding in July.
Somehow, my spinning and blogging have become intertwined. I can’t believe I am still doing both — especially since all other writing and exercise goals (poem a week, exercise DVDs) have bit the dust after just a few short weeks.
So, what do spin and blogs have in common? Any ideas out there? Here are a few.
1. You write and spin in the dark. I like that. I can sweat and space out and lately I find that I can take my mind elsewhere as long as my legs keep moving. Writing’s the same. I write TO this black void that I never see and rarely hear from. Nonetheless, I’ll check my daily stats and find out that 40, 50, 60, even 89 pair of eyes have visited my site in the past day. That, for me at least, is truly amazing! Welcome, silent visitors!
2. You write and spin for yourself. Someone asked me where I find the time to write on FB and blogs. I didn’t know how to respond. I do have a full time job, but I enjoy writing so it’s something I do because I WANT to. My kids are grown, rather not watch TV tonight, so I worked on other projects. Same with spin. For years, I said I couldn’t find time to exercise. Now I’m up and out of the house by 5:45 for 6 a.m. spin. Always tired, but I always feel great afterwards.
3. Writing and spinning get you “out of your lane.” That’s something I heard this morning at spin. The teacher said that one of the spinners said he liked coming to spin because it got him out of his music lane — 70s, 80s, 90s, country, rock, heavy metal. You can spin to anything — and we do. Writing does the same thing for me. It helps me think a problem through or play with an image or see the world through new eyes. We all need to get out of our lanes more often.
4. To spin and write you’ve got to sit your butt down and pump it out. No lie. Both are hard work — and no one’s going to do it for you. And if you crap out one day, just get back in the saddle again. Who cares? No one but you.
That’s it for now. Night!