Friday, June 18, 2010

here's to you, my beautiful mind

after more than a year on and off, mostly off, hiatus from any sort of gym, sport, exercise, i'm finally back! In my whole life, this has been the only time I've let myself go from these things (with many supposed valid excuses). I used to consider myself an athlete before this. Now, not so much! But after playing softball last weekend with my brother's friends, I realized that 'once an athlete, always an athlete' albeit an out of shape athlete. It is Friday and I must reluctantly admit that some muscles are still sore. I am getting back in shape if for nothing more than to give back to my mind.

My poor, beautiful mind. While she's always there for me unconditionally, I've beaten, tortured, strained, neglected, and abandoned her. My mind so quiet of her needs, yet so vocal for mine. My mind craves for those holes in space when your mind escapes reality and your abilities increase exponentially, something called being "in the zone" - personally, it's the best mental state one can ever be in! She misses the stress release and the animalistic intensity. She yearns for the calmness and the peaceful exhaustion. She shall be taken care of again...starting with a round of racquetball today.


Oh beautiful mind, how I have let you down. Due to the year of neglect, I have failed to keep my body in shape to withstand a simple game of racquetball. After a 10 minute warm up on the treadmill and a barely 10 minute start on the court, I pulled my right quad muscle. I was unable to give you the escape you so deserve. This will not deter me. I need you now more than ever. Just hold on a little longer, my dear mind, you will have your moment of zen soon, so help me!

Time to stock up on tiger balm!


septembermom said...

I'm sure that your beautiful mind is all ready for that zen. Mine too :)

Tabitha Bird said...

Love this. The title... you had me at the title. I need to look after my beautiful mind a bit more too :)

Owning the Words said...

I am with you on this. I have long neglected mine as well. We only have one so let us cherish and pamper it.

sol said...

amen beautiful sisters!!

Sara Louise said...

I was an athlete when I was younger and because of this, I've been under the illusion for years that I'm still fit... HA! I recently started jogging, oh my poor lungs! It's slowly coming back to me and I can do it for a bit without collapsing in a heap or breaking out in hives!


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