Sitting for so long:
- Puts pressure on my sit-bones and sacrum and the muscles and nerves around them. When I run, these areas ache and are so tight that over the course of a longer run I'm feeling like I can hardly keep moving my legs.
- Slows my venous return... my lower legs retain fluid, which is slow to dissipate.
- Burns hardly any calories; my weight is slowly climbing, which puts a heavier, slower load on my legs.
- Uses time I could be using for training. Really: Do I do the training, or do I read about it? Do I train, or do I write about it?
And I suspect the computer itself, or rather my absorption with its monitor screen, causes me to space out in some way -- alters my brain waves or something. I get to feeling sleepy and mentally sluggish. And then I don't even want to train.
I have such exciting hopes and goals: qualify for Boston, run an ultra (or more than one); thru-hike the Appalachian trail, a newly-forming plan (based on a lifelong fantasy) that I haven't mentioned here yet, until now.
But I'm not going to get to any of it if I don't get out from in front of the computer.
But the computer is where I get all my information, and my inspiration in the form of my friends and their stories, which are remarkably similar to mine.