Body of work/Working Body

My book is done. My body is a wreck. I never knew exactly how active I was until I became inactive and my body rebelled. The last couple of months, any spare moment has been spent on my couch or in my chair finishing my book. In fact, I spent the majority of my holiday break on my sister’s couch or in her basement. I had noticed these symptoms before but did not tie it to inactivity – injuries I would normally attribute to sports (say, roller derby, running, basketball, etc.): swollen knee, aching back, sore hip. All apparently results of championship ass-sitting. I also put on more than the holiday pounds! When people say they “gave birth” to projects they never mention the weight gain.  I try to keep things balanced – but in the final moments under the deadline it goes all out the window: eating, sleeping, showering, and moving. I swear, I am never going to try to never get in that position again. And I decided to train for a half-marathon. Extra lbs problem solved! I hope…

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