Time: 74 Minutes
Distance: 7.2 KM
Ohhhh boy. I have a trip planned to the southern half of Africa in 4 weeks and I can’t wait. Not only because I am going Great White Shark diving and going to go to some amazing national parks etc but also because I need a break. I am suffering from fatigue, not really body fatigue, but instead MENTAL fatigue.
Boy- I am mentally gone. Not only has the PhD taken it out of me, but also with the multitude of other aspects of my life being so hectic at the moment- I am just mentally dead. I look at my computer during the day and I just can’t even focus on work. Problem is, it’s going to get worst. I am tutoring at university in a few weeks. I am tutoring two different people in databases. I have my PhD going at the same time as well as the running. DERP!
Now- I have had hectic times like this before. But the running is the newest variable added to the mix. It takes up an hour or two of my day. The main issue is that I like to run in the afternoon, mainly as I struggle to wake up for the first hour or two.
But by the afternoon- I am generally mentally dead and as such my running is suffering. Yesterday I just had no time to run, nor did I want to. So already this week I have had two days off. When I do exercise, I am finding that I can’t concentrate as I have a million things going through my head. So, like today, I go on walks now when I can’t fathom running.
Anyways- tomorrow is going to be a little different. It will be SUPER FRIDAY. That’s right, my big run will be on tomorrow instead of Sunday. This is because I am going out for a big night out on Saturday and I doubt I’ll be in shape for running the next day. But you never know- maybe a night out might be the thing to help my mind relax and hey- it may even help my running! Time and beer will tell…
Let me know what you do to shake off the mental cobwebs.