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Friday, June 11, 2010

Friday Five Working Out


Mompriest posted this thoughtful FF: For this Friday Five let's ponder the various ways we work out (or not), physically, spiritually, and/or psychologically.

1. Do you work out physically, spiritually, or psychologically? (I'll let you define what that might mean to you)
I have gone through periods of working out physically, but I am much more inclined to work out psychologically. It's natural for me.

2. Are you more inclined to join a gym, or a book club?
I belonged to a gym, a really nice one that I attended regularly, until I was promoted to Brooklyn. This year I let my membership lapse. The Palace on the beach has a gym and outdoor pool and the town has a gym and indoor pool." I'm inclined to read books, but haven't found a convenient book club, so I read books and watch TV in a prone position...

3. Are you more inclined to read self-help books like Gail Sheehy's "Passages" or spiritual books like Richard Rohr or Theresa of Avila? And if so, what is your favorite?
I'm more inclined to read contemporary spiritual books like Take this Bread, or Jesus Freak (which I haven't gotten yet) by Sara Miles

4. Are you a loyal fan of a sports team? Or do you join the bandwagon when the local team is winning? And, if so, which one?
I barely join the bandwagon when the local team is winning (the Yankees.)

5. Or do you lean more toward having a favorite theologian/Spiritual writer or self help author and if so, who? And, why.
I buy self help/spiritual books, but no favorite. The liberal ones. I did like Thomas Merton quite a bit years ago.

Bonus: What was the last play-off series you watched and did your team win?
Uh figure skating?

5 comments:

altar ego said...

I really do enjoy reading, but have gotten away from that pleasure. Must reclaim it! Seeing your book montage reminds me of some of the books on my "read this!" list.

angela said...

I've got 'Take This Bread' on my wish list. I've found lots of good reading suggestions from Ravelry, of all places...but I belong to all the liberal Christian groups on there.

Mompriest said...

oh, great play....love your responses...figure skating play offs! and, uhm, you could always try supine position for variety while watching tv, but it can hurt the lower back if done too strenuosly...

Mary Beth said...

Mmm, Sara Miles. Just wait til you read Jesus Freak. She blows my mind.

Jan said...

Great picture! I love that. I go for liberal books, too, and though I have lots of Thomas Merton books, I haven't read them for years.