Full time work is hard

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So I’ve not only been rubbish at running of late, I’ve been rubbish at blogging too.

I went to Canada for 2 weeks (with a cheeky 4 day detour to New York) which was amazing. The jet lag however has been fairly intense. Since I got back 2 weeks ago I have been non stop working or socialising (why must so many people have birthdays in November?!). Since then I have spent two nights in. The perils of bar work I suppose. In amongst all this, I have so far managed 3 gym visits, leading to two 2 mile treadmill sessions and one 3 mile. Not fantastic, but after a month off I feel it’s best to take my time getting back into the swing of things.

Today I finally have a day off with no other commitments, and alas, my gym plans have been hindered by the definite onset of a cold. I’m still going to go, however other demands on my time like job applications and cleaning the house seem to be taking precedence.

This wouldn’t be so much of a problem, I feel, if I could actually get up in the morning. I am in some strange limbo where either I work a 9am start shift, so want to take advantage of lie ins, or a close shift ending between 1-2am, which necessitates sleeping in. I feel like I’ve still not shifted my jet lag perhaps?

That is the problem with having a physical job, I’m so exhausted that I don’t have the motivation to get up early for the gym. Consistency of routine is a problem for me right now, and it is definitely effecting my running motivation. I wish I could pinpoint the issue, but it hasn’t quite come to me yet.

So here I am now, trying to get that motivation to run, even to go to the gym. Right now in the cold of the north of England, home workouts are just so much more appealing.

If someone wants to bring me a sack of motivation for Christmas, that would be great…

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