Laura, this is the best article I have read in a long while and exactly what I needed to read today. I’m 80 years old and my running days are over. I walked a marathon at 57 or 58 and it almost killed me but it was one of the best things I’ve ever done. I exercise to keep mobile and healthy these days, but my challenges are in writing. The pandemic and isolation have nailed me to the wall. Not emotionally per se, but creatively and imaginatively.
You have inspired me to go beyond my struggle to write. To beat this mental lethargy that just wants to zone out until it’s over. That’s not me in normal times. I need to get myself back. You’ve given me inspiration to reach beyond the stress and overwhelm and desire to kick back and Nexflix through it like everyone else.
I can’t do 100 mile weeks but I can do 3 article days. That’s what you’re beautiful piece will help me get back to. You’ve shown me the way. I’ve just been temporarily lost. Thank you so much.