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Less Blogging, More Jogging

February 25, 2009

Something’s got to give. It’s back to the gym for me once again. All this time at the keyboard is having a very unhealthy effect.  And that’s not just blogging, but also a lot hours of digital artwork and hanging out on Etsy and Facebook and Twitter. Those hours staring at the computer truly do add up.

I’ve secured a promise from my husband that we will go to the Y today. I can go all by myself, but it will be more fun if we both go. If I say I’m going to show up at the gym every day, then I typically manage to get there at least five days a week. We’ve also promised our dogs that we will walk them in the evenings. That’s good news in their book any day.

So as I sit here and type and play in PhotoShop instead of going to the Y, I leave you with a favorite image of mine. We were hiking when I took the original photo. It’s a piece of bridge railing over a creek in North Carolina. I wonder how long those initials have been there and what has happened to the people who carved them.


Now it’s time to get up and move.

25 Comments leave one →
  1. February 25, 2009 10:35 am

    Oh Martha, You don’t know how much I ENVY you! I have been grounded, LITERALLY. I can hardly walk. Back in September, I hurt my leg. I have no idea what I did. It was either rollerblading, biking (like a thirteen year old) or lifting kettlebells. Who knows. I don’t like doctors, so I have been living with it. However, it has gotten worse and worse. It is so awful, I finally made an appointment to see the doctor. I am going next week.
    However, I have learned a grand lesson from this. It is funny how you hate exercise until you CAN’T exercise anymore. This chronic pain and dragging my leg around is getting very boring. I am actually frightened this is going to last forever. I practically cry when I look at my bike and rollerblades.
    You go to the gym and do a lot of sweating for me. I wish I could be there with you!!

    • February 25, 2009 2:52 pm

      Sheree, I am so sorry to hear you’ve hurt yourself. Things do take time, and unfortunately they require inactivity to heal. I hope you’re back on those rollerblades soon!

  2. Sherrill Pearson permalink
    February 25, 2009 4:59 pm

    Hi Martha,

    You’re number one stop on my list to check out every day. Okay, you’re almost the only one.

    I’m not the professional that you are but I like to dabble.

    I have two dogs that I believe need their walks everyday. One dog I have is a Bernese Mountain Dog. Let’s say he walks me. We go out every day for one hour regardless of the weather. And believe me Montreal has some wicked weather winterwise. I have to drag my butt out but once I get a good head of steam going we’re off for an hour or half an hour at the least with a half hour of kick ball in the backyard after that.

    You won’t need the gym Martha if you dicipline yourself to get out those darlings in the cool of the morning (in Florida probably too hot later) and you will feel such a sense of accomplishment for yourself and for them who need that change and exercise every single day. THen you have the rest of the day to yourself.

    Don’t mind me dictating what you should be doing…I’m 65 years old and I guess I don’t hold back any more.

    Love your art and can’t wait to see more of those cradled little gems.
    I’m making my own feeble attempt at them now myself – when I get up the nerve I’ll send you a couple of pixs.

    Bonjour from La Belle Province. Sherrill

    • February 25, 2009 6:37 pm

      Sherrill, you are an inspiration. As a matter of fact, we just got back from walking the dogs after supper but were gone for only a half hour. We need to increase that, because I know they do need the exercise just as much as we do. And it makes them so happy and contented! We do play ball out in the yard most afternoons as well.

      By the way, I’m 65 too and still move pretty well. I don’t want to slow down any time soon!

      Thank you for your kind words about my work too.

  3. February 25, 2009 5:55 pm

    “Less Blogging, More Jogging”, I like that! Time for me to get up and start moving too! Thanks for the inspiration.

  4. Sandra permalink
    February 25, 2009 7:53 pm

    Martha, your lovely emails are suddenly reaching me an hour earlier – has something changed with your times over there? It’s great as I now get them at afternoon-tea time instead of after I’ve left work, which means the next day and by then it is usually too late to add a comment. Love this one, and what a great variety of styles you have! Just so creative.

    • February 26, 2009 4:55 am

      Sandra, I am sorry to say I have no clue as to why the notification time changed. Must have something to do with the notification system’s schedule. Our time changes don’t affect theirs to my knowledge. But afternoon-tea time sounds like a wonderful time for blog reading and commenting.

      Go ahead — comment all you like. It’s never too late!

  5. Sandra permalink
    February 25, 2009 7:54 pm

    For Sheree: very sorry indeed to hear you have hurt your leg so badly, all my best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  6. Cyndy Goldman permalink
    February 25, 2009 8:02 pm

    You can do it! I’m sure you have an iPod and crank up your favorite tunes M! That’s what I need to do — get back into the gym. I am so glad I subscribe to your blog. It’s always fun and inspirational every day!!! I know you’re trying to get away from the computer, but have you made a Video of you showing and telling all that talent? Love that photo too! You Rock! c

    • February 26, 2009 4:57 am

      Yes indeed, Cyndy — I do have a little iPod, which I love. I actually love the gym. It’s just tearing myself away from art and the computer that’s the hard part.

      I bought a nifty little camcorder a few months ago and need to get going on some videos. Thanks for the kick in the butt. Will do it soon, I promise!

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