Saturday, May 10, 2014
It's odd to me when I don't blog daily. I see I've missed two days. Fear not, I'm not on a bender!
This week, my thoughts have been refusing to mature into the next blog. I have had a blog dancing in the back of my head about healthy boundaries and how they differ from the barriers so many of us put up for self-protection... how sometimes the lack of boundaries leads to the building of barriers, and how strengthening the boundary between self and others can help one drop the barriers and feel more connected to others.
It has just not organized itself in my mind. So that blog has not been written. Maybe someday it will flesh out, and you'll see it... maybe it will never bear fruit, but I just gave you a hint, and maybe some of you will find in the hint a glimmer of something useful. This germ was born on my Tuesday bike commute home and during my Wednesday strength training session, and continued to tease me during my run after work Thursday.
I got a phone call Thursday evening from ALICIA363 and we talked about writing and I mentioned something that for me is a truth. The long hours spent in training let the mind roam. Thinking is a fine exercise of the mind. I could get lost in there!
As a child, I would hide from the neighbor girl who wanted to play simply because I wanted to be alone with my imagination and thoughts. Sometimes I still get that way. When the body is fit, I can use solo exercise as an excuse to get some of that alone time with my thinking. I have to be careful, of course, to also pay attention to my surroundings, so I don't fall off the bike, or lose count of my laps, or run across a busy street without looking, etc., but I do love getting lost in the motion and letting the thoughts roam.
Here's hoping you have both the time to think and the opportunity to be active... they are not mutually exclusive!
LIFE is good. It's better when I'm fit. And of course it's at its best when I have connections to others on the journey! Creatively, consciously, and consistently making decisions to support long term health... I am GRATEFUL for each and every day!