Sunday, May 31, 2009

Getting Up Off the Sofa

Went out kayaking today before hitting the computer, and now I feel wonderful. Those disciplined souls who get themselves to run in the mornings are on to something; they do get their reward for popping/dragging out of bed early.

This was my first "serious" paddle of the season. I did go out once in boots and raingear before it was warm enough to plant, but then when gardening weather started, I decided to specialize and have spent my spare time in the dirt. But as of June 1, tomorrow, there's no point in planting anything in North Carolina; too hot.

Perfect time to break out my little inflatable Bold Boat and hit bright, sunny Jordan Lake under a gorgeous sky. A lot of sailboats were out. The whole scene looked happy. And now I have the triple endorphin rush of having exercised, been outdoors, and been on the water.

I need to remember such moments in a visceral way in order to get myself into motion again next weekend. Because even fun things can take some effort, some wrestling with equipment, etc.

Lake/boat pictures to come, BTW



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18 comments:

Debra W said...

That is wonderful, Peggy! And you are so right when you say that even fun things can take some effort. I go seaglass hunting at least three times a week, but sometimes just motivating myself to get going is a chore in itself.

I look forward to seeing your latest kayaking photos!

Peggy Payne said...

It's so curious to me that it takes discipline to go have fun. The guy who wrote The War of Art (very good!)calls the force that gets in the way of any good effort The Resistance. It's pretty tenacious.

Debra W said...

Hmmm, I will have to read more about The Resistance. I think I will pull that book up on my Kindle later today.

It is quite curious when we know that the activity that we are going to do is fun, but we continually procrastinate about doing it. I'm in the process of fighting off that Resistance right now. It's a gorgeous day and the tide is out, but I keep giving myself five more minutes before I have to get dressed and get out. Seems silly, doesn't it?

Peggy Payne said...

Ideally, we'd enjoy being in as long as we're in. Then once we go out , enjoy out, with no "Why didn't I do this earlier?" I can fall into that one pretty easily.

I have a friend who needed some medication but dreaded getting it because she feared she'd feel so good that she'd therefore feel bad that she hadn't done it sooner. Seriously! There's something definitely weird about humans.

Debra W said...

Yup, we are definitely a weird species. Becca and Micah love being wherever they are, minute by minute. Everything is fun for them, in out, up down, life is good. I need to adopt some of that easy going style!

How is Aura?

Hugs,
Deb

Peggy Payne said...

Aura's about the size of a small sofa now, Debbie. And sweet, though getting a bit rebellious, as is probably appropriate.

Debra W said...

Ha, that is funny! Yes, I hear that the "teenage" period of a puppy's life can be quite challenging. We are about a month behind you, so I guess that is what we will be in for soon.

Hugs,
Deb

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