Monday, September 27, 2010

The Art of Doing Nothing

I’ve found that the “idea” of sitting around and doing nothing is far more enticing than the practice of it. By the end of the season I am exhausted both mentally and physically. I eagerly await my season coming to an end so that I can do ab.solute.ly nothing. It’s imperative to give your body a time to really rest after the beating I put it through over the competitive season and since working out for me is my work, that leaves me with nothing on the agenda. But what I’ve come to realize over the years is that I’m not really the type of person who can do that for long. I go crazy.

In my younger years I used to think this would be the life. In fact, there was a time when I was in a relationship with someone when I distinctly remember telling this particular person that’s what I planned to do when we got married. I wanted to retire from track and then be a housewife. But I wanted to make sure I had a nanny and a maid. I was quite certain I didn’t want to actually do housewife work. I don’t know what I’m more embarrassed about, the idea that I wanted to have a life of doing nothing or the recollection that I wanted to marry this particular person. Either way, I’m glad I grew out of it.

These days, I spend about two weeks on my bum eating everything in sight and then I search out ways to keep myself occupied. Right now I’m at the end of my rope and I’m asking for suggestions. What are some different ways to stimulate my mind without doing too much stimulation to my body? Offer up your thoughts. Help save me from myself!

16 comments:

Bianca said...

You can hang out with me. Period. The end.

Dust said...

Lets hear more about your previous engagement. So Bri was ready to settle down at one point and have some babies?

You need some hobbies huh? Try meditating, or writitng a reality show. Weekly paintball games always fun. Go back to school. Brush up on the cooking skills and take a cooking course. Get a real estate liscence. Update your blog to a video blog.

Anonymous said...

(thumping her head)Geez, I could've ate AND visited with Mom at the same time.

Brianna said...

@bianca... and here i thought you would just come over every day since you knew i was here!

@dust...you actually have some good ideas!

@mom...you're right. but i came over this weekend and you weren't around!!!

Dust said...

You typed that as if you were surprised...

Jasmine said...

If it counts for anything, you looked hot sitting on my couch. That totally matters. Totally.

Life with Kaishon said...

This made me laugh : )
I can't think of any good ideas?
Go to the library and look at some books in a section you would normally not look at, water paint, visit an animal shelter and pet puppies. How about that? : ) Good luck!

Anonymous said...

Cracking up at the petting puppies suggestion. I have a picture of her with her eyes swollen shut looking like she squared off with Mike Tyson after being around a cat once.

Daniel said...

Ms. Glenn,
How about giving single parenthood a go for a few weeks? Go give Brit Brat a reprieve. She’d appreciate it. I Promise, you won't be bored. My guarantee.

Dust's Dad said...

My son would like to take you on a blimp ride.

http://www.airshipventures.com/tours.php

He could pack a picnic, a nice bottle of wine and the two of you could take lot of photos and have a really nice day. You'd make his month and you just might find out you have lots in common.

Good luck son. :)

#2 Fan said...

visit an aquarium, do volunteer work in shelters, lacma, ice skating/roller skating or kareoke? LOL

Chas said...

Your art of doing nothing amazingly made it to MyYahoo page.

After skipping workouts to hang out with friends during my college track career which came to an end when my highjump technique surpassed my body's physique, I suggest you find pack the iPod with Chariots of Fire, hit the elyptical, and then find a quiet spot in a busy mall to people watch. Nothing like counthing out of shape peeps to remind you what you're after personally.

Brianna said...

all these things involving animals are obviously from people who don't know me!! ;)

Dust said...

Lol that was hilarious. Hot air ballon creative, I'm more of a helicopter guy.

Allen W said...

I assume you will start training for Track Season 2011 in November or December. That will be here before you know it. You have been given some advice here, some of which is pretty good.

No suggestions here from me other than to sort through all these suggestions here and go for it.
Take Care

Dust's Dad said...

Son, just make sure you remember our talk about the birds and the bees and how we really didn't find you in a pumpkin patch. One night without a good hat could lead to 18 years of bad haircuts.

Now make us proud with your new girl!