Why do writers so often love to run? Running affords the freedom of distance, coupled with the literary appeal of solitude. There’s a meditative cadence to the union of measured breaths and metered strides. Writers and runners both operate on linear planes, and the running writer soon realizes the relationship between art and sport is a mutually beneficial one.
That was from an article I ran across today about the connection writing and running often have (http://www.theatlantic.com/entertainment/archive/2015/11/why-writers-run/415146/). When I began to think about it, my best writing was done when I regularly ran. Also I’ve been pretty low on energy for the last 6 months. So tonight I ran 1.5 miles when I got home from work, and plan to continue multiple times a week, during this next book project. Let’s hope the words come out and the pounds come off!