Friday, February 22, 2013

We're Just Like the Athletes

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A good friend of mine who does CrossFit (seriously intense athletic training, for those of you who haven't heard of it...) posted this on facebook a little while ago. 

I saw it and said to myself, "Hm, okay.  I'll read the epic-looking crossfit picture.  Even though I haven't been to the gym all week." 

And WOW, is it applicable to my life. 

Writing takes stamina.  It takes strength.  Perseverance.  Discipline.  Fear. 

I am a writer, and I love my fear. 


  1. You're right. But I have to admit, I'd rather write than do intense training ;)

  2. Just like the athletes (but smarter;)

  3. I am a writer, and I love my fear. Awesome..

  4. That's pretty powerful. And yes, writing can create that fear - that fear of not working intensely enough to finish!

  5. My husband is a marathon runner and I've often compared the writing process to the way he trains. In both cases you need endurance and you have to be a sucker for pain lol.