"Delay is natural to a writer. He is like a surfer—he bides his time. Waits for the perfect wave on which to ride in. He waits for the surge (of emotion? of strength? of courage?) that will carry him along." (E.B. White, The Paris Review Interviews, 1969)
Ignore that "To Do" item
If any of you are around when I encounter the "23 mile training run" on my "To Do" list, let me know that one is already done.