Re: It's Not Like a Cat, Thursday, questions
posted at 10/10/2013 11:54 AM EDT
In response to OhBabyBoston's comment:
What are you listening to? When I workout I don't have my own soundtrack. I was always a dancer so the soundtrack is provided and when I walk or run I like to hear the world around me.
I prefer to run with other people than alone, especially for long runs. It's my social time, and it distracts me on long runs. But when I run alone, I listen to pop music, stuff I like the lyrics to and the sound of.
What are you thinking? What I love about dance and working out is that I tune out my very verbose voice in my head. Do you get that quiet disconnect from every day when you run?
When I run alone and don't listen to music, it's GREAT thinking time! One time I came up with a book proposal (still need to finish drafting it, etc.). I solve problems and come up with creative ideas. Sadly, I don't run alone and quitely often enough.
As I've gotten older, I've learned that I can get that quiet calm not only from dancing but from cooking, sewing, and doing creative projects. What other things do you love to do (but of course never have enough time for...we are parents after all) that let's you coast...you know what I mean? Disconnect from the daily to do list?
I'm not very good at the "quiet calm." I tend to avoid it at all costs lately. :( That's not so good, probably. I'm online way too much. I should get offline and resume knitting, book-making, and the other things I used to do and enjoy. I really need more "disconnecting." Thanks for that reminder. I find you really inspiring!