So as it turns out I’m not Wonder Woman after all. I can’t write and meditate and blog and strength train and get in 10 thousand steps and teach Power Yoga and clean the studio and walk Boomer.
Today I crashed and burned.
No writing. No meditation this morning either. (But that will get done before bed and I am posting this blog now.)
I dropped the writing ball and that is making me frustrated and sad. I will re-start tomorrow with a “double,” but this was not how I wanted my day to roll.
The problem was I tried to add one more thing and that one more thing caused the whole structure of my day to come crashing down.
The thing I tried to add was steps. Ten thousand of them. I need to move more but moving’s at odds with sitting and writing.
How do writers like Murakami do it? How do they manage to train and run marathons and write novels at the same time? I’ve read his book on this subject and he makes it sound so sane and effortless, but it’s on the verge of impossible.
G and I have challenged each other to log 10K steps on our Garmins every day. She does this easily, so she set her goal at 15K. I barely get 5K on a good day. The only physical stuff I do is some yoga and my twice a week sessions with Vince, which is not enough.
So I am going to be walking to and from the studio and looking for other opportunities to log steps. But I also have to log words.
I have to figure this out, and I will.