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Getting fit for travel #5

6-12 December 2014

Unfortunately, this post, much like last week, is another admittance. I have done very little exercise in the past week. I invited friends to go for a swim but it was last minute and they were busy. Obviously, I was not able to motivate myself to go alone. Then I was working from home three days last week. The first day was grey and dreary and I barely considered going for a run. The second day was brighter and I actually made it out interval training and planned to do the same the next day. However, that morning my mum suggested going out for my lunch break so I did that and ate instead. When I got back, it was time to start working again.

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At this time of year, the problem for me is the cold. Even on the day it was brighter, it was still windy and freezing. My leggings are only knee-length and it felt as if I was losing circulation in my lower legs and ankles as I ran. At least it made me look forward to the running parts of my interval training. I tried to take a route that had more trees, which could shelter me from the wind. It didn’t work quite as well as I would have liked and I ended up with numb legs and a boiling torso, underneath my hoodie. However, my route did mean I got to run by some sheep. They turned and ran in the opposite direction as I approached, apparently I looked rather scary.

As I ran, I noticed the distinct lack of foliage that was on the trees. Last time I went interval training, the trees were full of brown leaves. Apparently it has been longer than I thought since my last jog.

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Over the past week, my breakfast have been pretty standard: toast, cereal and porridge. There was also a doughnut but that was a Saturday morning. My lunches have varied from my falafel and gherkin salad with onion and garlic dip to sandwiches, pasta, a panini and a chicken burger. Then there’s dinner: roast chicken, breaded fish, baked potato and one Domino’s pizza and another half. I haven’t snacked much but at the weekend I did snack enough for the entire week- I went to the cinema and ate the majority of a large sweet popcorn. And when I say large, I mean large. There may also have been a gingerbread man at some point.

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I appreciate that this is a much shorter post than usual but that is literally all I have. I did think of putting this series on hiatus until the weather warms up, or at least until after Christmas, but I am actually optimistic that I’ll do better this week. Please enjoy the pretty pictures of the Kent countryside.

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10 Comments

    • I don’t have any firm plans yet as I’m planning to move to London in the new year but I am still hoping to at least have a few weekend trips to Berlin, Paris and Dublin next year. I would love to go to Bali, it looks fantastic. I’m thinking of maybe doing a trip to Bali, Thailand and Cambodia at some point but I have no idea when!

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  1. I’ve had a few lax days exercising and feel guilty about it! But i see it’s not just me feeling the business of the holidays! 🙂 Good luck!

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  2. I think it is excellent that you are exercising to prepare for a trip, What happens with the regimen when you get there? I never feel like I have enough time.

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    • In all honesty, I’m not entirely sure! I’m not exercising for any particular trip- just a hopeful future one! I’ve never really had time to exercise whilst travelling before- but then I guess activities like hiking do count as exercise and I have done that! I quite like the idea of a morning jog during a city stay in order to see the place when it’s quiet but I’ve haven’t ever got around to doing it!

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