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Morning, noon and night

… apart from the noon bit.

I got up early this morning and went for a swim before work. After a summer of almost complete inactivity I’m enjoying the feeling of doing something again. On top of that, I’m also enjoying practising my breathing.

So I did my current routine of one mile, broken into little sets to help with the breathing and also to do a bit of breaststroke. Then, as per usual I went to the office.

And then, after a full day in the office, I went back again this evening and did another mile.

It’s not a huge distance over a day, but it’s a nice feeling to be able to do it and it’s a nice feeling to feel that I’m on my way towards the big swim.


Filed under Motivation, Swimming


I was going to go to the gym this morning.

I was going to go on the bike and then on the treadmill.

It would have been great to blow away some of the cobwebs, work up a sweat and then head down to London feeling slightly smug.

I was going to… and then the alarm went off and I couldn’t be bothered!

I seem to be feeling like this quite regularly at the moment. I haven’t exercised yet in December and I’m starting to feel it / notice it. I can feel myself not being as sharp, I don’t sleep as well and I lose a little bit of motivation.¬†However, when I get like that the first response is to get even lazier.

I feel lacking in energy so I eat chocolate… then I feel a bit bloated, but also lacking in energy, so…

I need to break the cycle and I need to break before the legitimate eating festival that is Xmas. I’ve promised myself a swim on Wednesday morning, so watch this space…


Filed under Cycling, Running, Swimming