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A constant state of motion

Posted by Elizabeth Comeau  September 20, 2012 12:20 PM

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I'm not good at relaxing.

I'm one of those people who can always think of something I should be doing, something I'd like to be doing. I'm pretty much always in motion.

My life is multi-tasking: At work I write, edit, produce, and create. I'm a person who gets restless easily, so doing many things at once suits me.

So, the past few days of having a killer cold and not being able to breathe well -- thus not running my normal amount of miles -- has been difficult to say the least.

But, in a way, it's also been good for me. I've had to slow down. Relax. Rest. (Really rest, like sit-and-have-lunch-with-an-old-friend kind of rest.)

And all that resting got me to thinking about what's next.

What happens after November when I've run my half-marathon? If I had to, I could run one now. I've been training. My head tells me that my body is ready.

So what now? Should I run a marathon? A triathlon? I've always been a goal-setter. I don't know how to just roll through life seeing what it will bring. I want to bring things to me in the most direct route possible. So, I make lists of things to do and cross them off when I do them.

And while I've been crossing things off of my fitness to-do list, I'm realizing I don't know what I want the next item to be ... and maybe that's a good thing.

When I figure it out, you'll be the first to know. Until then, I'm open to suggestions.

Staying fit is an important part of staying healthy. This blog will offer exercise tips from experts as well as share the personal journeys of Globe staff members committed to fitness. No matter your age or energy level, we invite you to join in and share your own story. How do you find time to work out? What are your daily challenges? Let us know and read along -- and together, we can all get moving.


Elizabeth Comeau is a social media marketing manager at She will be blogging about her personal fitness journey and using a device called a FitBit to track her weekly goals and progress (see below). Follow her journey and share your own. Read more about Elizabeth and this blog.

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