More Milk and Cookies: Running and Writing Redux 2

running and writing

Running is FUN!

Inspired by the last list on running and writing, I have six more ways that running and writing are like oreos and milk. Gotta give a shout out to Nicole L. Bates for inspiring me to keep making my lists. And, in a seredipitous twist, she actually gave me a shout out on her blog today. Go say hi on  her site.

  1. It’s okay to take a detour, just leave yourself some breadcrumbs to get home. That’s just plain common sense. Detours are fun
  2. You’re allowed to have fun.  Doensn’t have to be all grim and “gut it out.” You can even…if so moved.
  3. It’s okay to take a day off. Gasp if you must. It’s true.
  4. Sometimes it will hurt. Boy, howdy, it can hurt. Doing it when it hurts makes us cool. Or dumb. Not sure.
  5. You don’t need a lot of fancy gear. A pen, some paper, maybe a snazzy new iPad. Shoes, some clothes (yes, please).
  6. Do it for you. Worrying about audience or the speed of others will get us nowhere. Slowly.

What would you add? Or, does one of your favorite activities mimic another one of your activities?

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2 thoughts on “More Milk and Cookies: Running and Writing Redux

  • Sharita

    This list made me smile (and want Oreos… maybe after I run today.)

    I would add that oreos are like running…
    *If you partake in too much of either, there is a great chance you might vomit.
    *There are many different styles of oreo eating and running.

    One way oreos/milk and running don’t work together? Don’t drink milk while you are running. It gets warm. And gross. Just sayin’.

    Thanks for a smile today, Jennifer! Blessings!

  • Nicole L. Bates

    I read #3, and I gasped. Are you sure?

    I would add, or reiterate, do it because you love it. It doesn’t matter how many people like what you’re doing, or even understand what you’re doing, does it make you a better you? Go for it, and do it your way.