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Day 2-Find Time to Run & Write


Time, time, time. We all have it, we all use it and we all want more of it.

The reality is that we are all spinning around on the same globe, with a 24 hour day. The trick is dedicating a miniscule part of those 24 units to running and writing.

RUNNING– How far do you want to run today? Or how many minutes do you want to run today? I’m planning on 50 to 60 minutes, but that’s just me. You need to decide what your goal is. You can reasonably achieve your goal of running today  in less than  20 minutes. But what if you don’t have 20 minutes? Remember we all have 1,440 minutes each  and every day.

Running Prompt- Go out and run a timed mile, but don’t run fast. Run in your comfort zone. Right your time down.

Send me your time.

WRITING– First ask yourself, what do I want to write today? If you don’t have an idea about what you want to write, chances are that you won’t. The limits are endless, but if you are just starting, start small. Write a one page short story. Or a 10 line poem. You can reasonably do either in less than 30 minutes. But,  from where will you steal or borrow the 30 minutes? I’ve found the best time is early in the morning or late at night. The reason being, that is when I can find time alone, to just think. So tonight stay up 30 minutes later, and write. Or tomorrow set your alarm 20 or 30 minutes early, and write.

Writing Prompt-Write a hundred words or more about why you want to write.

Send me your essay on why you want to write.

The trick is allotting time, you may have to scour your schedule,  look in the deepest corners.

Here are some of the those deep corners:

TV Watching

Newspaper or Magazine Reading

Sleeping

Lunch break

Internet Surfing

House Cleaning

Video Games

The list goes on and on. If you don’t have time to run or write, choose one of these times eaters, and borrow 20 minutes from it, or take 10 minutes from each one of them. You will not regret it.

You will never hit the pillow at night and think, “I sure wish I would have spent more time watching TV or  playing video games today, but you will lay and think, “Why didn’t I just take the 30 minutes to run or write today?”

If you’ve just found this blog, it works best to start at Day 1.

Please let me know if you have started your–running or writing–streak.

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