I have enough writing deadlines these days (which is a good thing) that my health might be suffering. Okay, there’s really no question. And that’s a bad thing. You see, I don’t have time to do much more than write, which means I’m sitting.
I need to exercise. This isn’t about making excuses either. I used to run every day until about two years ago when I started writing on double deadlines. But you don’t have to be a writer to have this problem.
If you’re crazy about reading this could be you too. Maybe you’re not a couch potato, technically speaking. But do you spend hours reading every day? Still, I don’t think we’re going to see the Surgeon General Warning on books, at least anytime soon.
Thinking about this reminded me that years ago before I was a published and had writing deadlines to meet, I spent the time reading, and a good part of that time I spent riding a recumbent bike while I read.
I’m not sure what happened to that bike. Did it end up in a garage sale? Or sent to the Goodwill?
I’d love to have it back.
Fortunately, I’m not the only one with this all-consuming work schedule so there are many exercise machine solutions out there. I might even think about asking for one of these contraptions for Christmas. Think about it—you can read and write while you exercise on a TrekDesk Treadmill or any number of other offerings.
Sounding like a commercial isn’t my intention. I’d love to hear from those of you who’ve tried the various exercise machines that allow you to read or use your laptop while you exercise. What do you like or dislike? I really want to know.
This could be the answer to my exercise problem.
Elizabeth Goddard is the award-winning author of over a dozen romance novels. Treacherous Skies is her newest romantic suspense.