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clint van damme

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I've done the "I am going to do it at home" but it just doesn't happen. Like you say 5 aside sets you up for the week mentally and physically.

Since this lockdown I have been constantly tired, aching, going to bed at 7PM.

There's a massive knock-on effect, having no football or the gym etc there's no release or motivation which then impacts everything else.
I got into the habit of training at home during the initial lock down and using my hour a day but it just hasn't happened this time. To make matters worse in the 3 weeks leading up until this lockdown I didn't use the gym because I was busy with other stuff.
 
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Brighton Sky Blue

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Bought a short book called ‘The boy, the mole, the fox and the horse’, just about a boy who’s lost and meets the animals one by one as he tries to get home. The conversations in it are quite endearing along with the illustrations. Doesn’t make the day to day stress any lower but it’s very uplifting for about half an hour’s reading. Ideal for children as well as adults
 
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robbiekeane

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I've done the "I am going to do it at home" but it just doesn't happen. Like you say 5 aside sets you up for the week mentally and physically.

Since this lockdown I have been constantly tired, aching, going to bed at 7PM.

There's a massive knock-on effect, having no football or the gym etc there's no release or motivation which then impacts everything else.

There's also the factor of having nothing to really look forward to.
On the home workout thing...for me, it’s about doing it first thing. I fucking hate it and I’m a right lazy bastard in the morning but I just absolutely force myself to get up and run. Last couple of weeks been doing it 4 or 5 times a week. The reason I do that is because, to your point, of the knock on effect but mostly throughout the day.

Not only does it wake you up better than any cup of coffee, but also the rest of the day I make better choices. Why am I going to eat a load of shit and just completely offset the positive benefit of the run that morning (calories and all the other benefits). May as well have stayed in bed.

Think I remember you saying ages ago that you can’t stand running but genuinely just get a podcast on or some good tunes and give yourself a weekly target or a target my Christmas or something. It’s the worst the first few times but then it’s actually a pretty good release.
 
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GaryMabbuttsLeftKnee

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On the home workout thing...for me, it’s about doing it first thing. I fucking hate it and I’m a right lazy bastard in the morning but I just absolutely force myself to get up and run. Last couple of weeks been doing it 4 or 5 times a week. The reason I do that is because, to your point, of the knock on effect but mostly throughout the day.

Not only does it wake you up better than any cup of coffee, but also the rest of the day I make better choices. Why am I going to eat a load of shit and just completely offset the positive benefit of the run that morning (calories and all the other benefits). May as well have stayed in bed.

Think I remember you saying ages ago that you can’t stand running but genuinely just get a podcast on or some good tunes and give yourself a weekly target or a target my Christmas or something. It’s the worst the first few times but then it’s actually a pretty good release.
Yeah I'd echo this, but I can't run first thing haha. I have ran for years but whenever I try first thing I am always out of breath quicker or slower, but I guess everyone has their own time of day to do it. Working from home has been a blessing for me, running on my lunch is perfect. Gets me away from my desk, gets my run in, and I get my evenings still. I mentioned previously that although I only lost me sense of taste and smell, my breathing was massively effected by an early bout of suspected COVID, and this last two weeks that appears to have alleviated somewhat which is great news.

The podcast thing I can't recommend enough. You'll often find yourself getting 'lost' in the talk of the podcast and be a mile further down the road before you realize you're dying. Football related ones I would recommend: Guardian Football Weekly, Football Ramble, then of course the City related ones like Sky Blues Extra & Nii Lamptey.

If you're like me, wanting to listen to the pods will be enough of a reason to go running. Running can be dreadful, but it can also be the most addictive and rewarding thing. Say to yourself if 'I can run {realistic goal} in 2 weeks' etc. and you will just find yourself setting more and more goals. The key is making them realistic, and before you realise you will be beating stuff you didnt think was realistic.
 
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Tier announcement has fucking crushed me. Just expecting shit to get bleaker. Can't see my Dad who is in his 70's cos Blackpool is tier 3. Didn't expect Cov to be tier 3 tbh. Feel as low as a snakes belly lads.
 

clint van damme

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Tier announcement has fucking crushed me. Just expecting shit to get bleaker. Can't see my Dad who is in his 70's cos Blackpool is tier 3. Didn't expect Cov to be tier 3 tbh. Feel as low as a snakes belly lads.
Fucking hell. I should have been going to Asia in a couple of months, now I can't even go for a night out on Warwick I had planned.
Still, the end is in sight, keep focusing on that.
(off the Booking.com to cancel my hotel!)
 

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Tier announcement has fucking crushed me. Just expecting shit to get bleaker. Can't see my Dad who is in his 70's cos Blackpool is tier 3. Didn't expect Cov to be tier 3 tbh. Feel as low as a snakes belly lads.
The same here bud. The Black Country is also tier 3. Strangely Liverpool and London who were super spreaders before the lockdown are both Tier 2.