A couple years ago, I bought my very first road bike to train for a triathlon. I'd never ridden a road bike before and I certainly didn't have the muscles required to ride long distances. But the more I rode my bike, the stronger my legs became, the less sore my bum was, and the longer the distance I could endure. By the time the triathlon came around, I was ready, and it was an exhilarating experience.
I'm thankful for that experience in my life. I'd love to say that I still ride on occasion, but the truth is, my bike is collecting dust in the garage. At some point in my life, I'll get back on it. I'll retrain those muscles and I'll be able to ride long distances again.
I liken bike riding to writing. The more I write, the better I become, and the easier it is (hopefully). A dear friend of mine--Charity Bradford, you know who you are--gave me some excellent advice almost a year ago. She advised me to write every day. To set a time limit and just do it.
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So if you're struggling with your writing, get back on that bike and ride. Strengthen those "muscles". You won't be sorry.
Are you a bike rider? Are you taking the time to write every day? Are you strengthening those "muscles"?