>What are you doing to be physically active?
My usual routine is some light lifting and calisthenics for a warmup, then an hour or two of beating on the pell, which is basically a punching bag but for melee weapons with everything from knives and entrenching tools to swords and spears. The smaller weapons generally require more body movement and thus make for a more general, aerobic workout while the latter, having greater reach and leverage, work the upper body a bit more but require less energy overall.
Once I get too hot I will hop in the pool and doggy-paddle around for half an hour to 40 minutes to cool down.
I try to do that at least once a day, sometimes two or three times if I'm feeling particularly motivated. I find that using that time for brainstorming also helps keep my motivation up. Sometimes I will wear my fencing jacket and breeches to really up the sweat factor, they being equivalent to heavy winter clothing and sometimes I will just wear shorts, shoes and gauntlets.
Just a generic Tolkien/D&D-esque fantasy/adventure story. I started on the idea while reading up on the history of this area during the revolutionary war era. See, at that time the west branch of the Susquehanna river formed the border of the European colonial area with a string of small timber forts on the east bank and everything from the west bank all the way out to Fort Pitt(Pittsburgh) being Indian territory. Some interesting things were happening around there back then, one being the "Fair Play Men" and their declaration of Independence:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fair_Play_Men
And the Big Runaway:https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Big_Runaway
So that and a few other things got me thinking about a story where Adventurers, outlaws and common folk set out from an old, established kingdom into the wild lands beyond in search of riches and glory or just a (hopefully)peaceful life away from all the kingdom's bullshit.
In this instance the Northern Wilds had once been a Dwarven kingdom until some sort of necromantic cataclysm killed 9/10 of them, filling their underground cities with swarms of undead and causing those few who survived to bury the cities entrances and scatter to the four winds. The cities lay mostly lost and forgotten for a couple centuries. Prior to humans moving into the area recently the only living people around were the odd, roaming packs of Wolfmen and Goblins(who generally don't get along very well).
But then somebody realized that those dead, Dwarven cities contained vast quantities of wealth, causing a "gold rush" as adventurers started trying to sniff them out and common folk who would have been serfs in the kingdom moved into the lowlands and built farms and villages as freemen.
The story(such as it is) follows a teenage farmgirl as she joins a group of adventurers, goes delving into underground ruins full of undead, gets into conflict with other adventurers, experiences her first love, gets caught up in a cataclysm that sees her and everyone she knows have to evacuate first into the kingdom who doesn't really want them and then out into unknown territory and may or may not end with a happily-ever-after. Haven't quite gotten that far yet.