The Jefferson/Twain debate.
For the past six months I've been on Twain's side and I've got ten extra pounds on my butt and hips to prove it. So the most interesting thing in my life this week is finding the will to get out of my warm bed and into my running shoes. Unlike Jefferson, I will not "leave all the afternoon for exercise and recreation." Ten minutes of exercise in the morning. Afternoons are for reading.
For twenty years I've battled fibromyalgia and the will to exercise. Even though I know it's important, it's hard to motivate when you wake up every day in an achy-breaky body, feeling like you've got a bad case of the old-fashioned flu.
If you follow me on twitter, you know that today is DAY THREE of Project "Butt out of Bed." The war is on. And I need all the support I can get!
On the plus side, the early morning jog/walks get both my blood and creativity moving.
So who do you side with, Twain or Jefferson? Many say that exercise serves a vital role in their writing life. Is that true of you?
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