The following was submitted by Jody, a 31 year old paralegal, who used to be quite active but now is spending more and more of her time indoors because she enjoys it so much.
When I was in high school and college and even after that I used to run at least 2k a day. I loved doing it and was almost addicted to the feeling. But an injury then a long spell of bad weather gave me a little holiday from the running. At first I was depressed at all the condition I must be losing but soon I started having a grand time every day when I’d get home from work just doing nothing.
Now when I come home I pour myself some juice, watch the news, and generally piddle around the house doing whatever I want until time to fix dinner. I DON’T want to go out and run. It’s not that I’m afraid to leave the house. I run errands on weekends and even go places with friends. But on work days I spend 11 hours away from home so once I get home I want to spend several hours all alone doing exactly what I please. The only problem now is that I’ve gained 20 pounds sitting on this couch and I think more will keep creeping up! What do other introverts do when the solitude is calling but you need to get your butt in gear?
Photo credit: Tumbleweed:-)