About Me

Larbert, Scotland, United Kingdom

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Oh the Pain.,....

I must have gone mad.

All this revision for resits is causing me to be less active (not at work, fixed to desk, no need to head up to Uni etc) and I have a habit of grazing while working - nuts, fruit gums, polos, yoghurts, carrots, crisps, biscuits - all handy for tidying the cupboards, but it appears to have caused an imbalance in the energy intake = energy expenditure equation, leading to potential weight gain.

Also because I am not burning any energy I get to 1am, and I am wide awake..... I eventually fall asleep at 5 or 6, but then want to sleep to 12 or 1pm...a vicious circle.

So while the rest of the UK is now on Thursday morning, I am on Wednesday night. In an effort to sort the sleep pattern,Ii was up all night - reading, doing some work, and then at 6am i decided to go for a jog.

For those of you not aware, it was raining at 6am. But I pulled on my Edinburgh hoodie, t-shirt shorts n trainers n set off. A 5 minute walk to the nearest park then a 25 minute set of circuits - alternating 5 minutes running with 2 of walking (to keep my heart rate under 1000 and so I could breathe).

I am now sore all the way up my legs, have a stitch an am still sweating crazily an hour later......but I do feel better for it. i may even try it tomorrow, if my knees still work.

Oh well time to have a shower, grab some coffee and start revising again.


Elaine said...

Love the top picture. I have recently started a keep fit class, and it looks just like me apart from the sex change of course, so I copied it and circulated it to all my friends. Is that The Meadows. Brings back memories, I am now on the other side of the Forth Road Bridge.

dr_dyb said...

Think a wee bit west....like 60 miles.... Although having been at Uni in Edinburgh for my Biology degree, they wouldn't take me to do medicine, so I ended up here....