I’m in Athens right now. Georgia… not Greece. Last Monday I was in Tacoma. By the time I get home I’ll have been gone for nearly twelve days. When I was in Tacoma on Monday, I used the gym’s workout facilities, walked a lot, and swam. Then on Tuesday I did yoga. Wednesday was a travel day, so there was a lot of walking involved. Thursday I had a pre-production rehearsal that was pretty intense, and I did a little yoga that day, too. Friday Jason and I went running for twenty minutes. After that, this entire weekend has been 12-hour shifts of recording.
Finally, today, I got to take a break for a couple of hours. Thankfully, the weather was cooperative. It’s cloudy and only about 80 degrees outside. It’s humid, but it’s Georgia, so… Anyway, I ran around the neighborhood for about nineteen minutes and did a (nearly) two-mile loop. I feel amazing.
I had a really rough night and morning dealing with some personal and relationship issues, and I really needed to run today. There are so many things changing in my life all at once, and it’s nice to have something consistent to cling to.
I’m 3000 miles from home. I’m newly single. I’m starting a new full-time teaching job when I get home, and I don’t really know for sure where I’ll be living for the next couple of months. To top it all off, I’m locked in a studio playing the same songs over and over again until they sound just right for twelve-hour days. That run couldn’t have come soon enough.
I guess the point of this post is to let you know that if you cultivate discipline around a fitness regimen, you can hold onto that consistency—even when everything around you is changing. In that way, discipline helps not only your body, but also your mind and your soul. It’s all connected, folks.
Have a great week. I’ll give y’all an update tomorrow for Tuesday Tune-Up.