Write 31: March 1st

I’ve somehow gone a week without posting. It was an odd week, as I was at a conference for work (which was cancelled early due to the impending snowstorm that of course never happened), and then work-from-home days due to said “snowstorm,” and then, to be honest, I just haven’t felt very inspired to write anyway,. I started this blog with the idea of learning to be a better writer, and then it morphed into all this goal-setting, and then I’ve been trying to think of topics that my followers would find interesting. But that’s taking me away from my original “vision,” because I’m so not ready to be entertaining readers!

For March, I’m going to try #writeandrun31 again. Although, for me, it should be #write31andrun10 since I’m following a half-marathon training plan and generally only running three times a week πŸ™‚ If you’re not reading Matt Frazier’s No Meat Athlete, I highly recommend it. Even if you’re not a runner and/or a vegan, there is just so much good advice, I think you’ll gain from it. Two of his most recent posts felt like he was in my head:

He also included this in one of his newsletters, which I adore:

be curiousI had a dear friend in college who dreaded each February, as she had been very sick with Hodgkin’s lymphoma one February in her youth. She always said she was in the bell jar in February, and that has stuck with me all these years later. It is the dead of winter, and the clean slate feeling of January is gone. It’s too far from spring to even start to look forward to warmer weather. I spent a lot of this February with that bell jar feeling, fighting off the doldrums and trying to maintain the momentum I started the year with. I was sick for about half the month, which certainly didn’t help. Thankfully, February is over, and spring suddenly doesn’t feel so far away.

For March, my goal is to write every day, and to continue to experiment with my diet to find the right balance that will give me energy for running but won’t include half a box of Girl Scout cookies daily!

Tomorrow, I’ll take a look at the progress I’ve made towards my 2015 Resolutions.


6 thoughts on “Write 31: March 1st

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  2. I haven’t read the bell jar, so I don’t really follow the reference there, but I understand the sentiment I believe. Isn’t there a term for that? SAD, seasonal affective disorder? This year has been a bit different, but often the grey-ness of the winter here on the west coast (no snow, and just lots and lots of rain) causes lots of seasonal depression.

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    • You know, I’ve wondered about that, but we had such a mild winter here and I really did make an effort to be outside more. That said, there’s not much we can do with the shorter days, and I do have a past history with depression, so it could totally be SAD. This weekend, daylight savings time starts, so that really feels like spring is here. Hoping that helps πŸ™‚

      So glad you’re enjoying No Meat Athlete! I find him very reasonable in his approach.


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