25.06.2023 | “I’ve Been Melting in the Summer Heat Going Out of My Mind…”

Lyrics: “Little Changes” ~ Frank Turner, 2018

Prologue | I really thought I would be in a better space of mind by the end of the weekend. That makes it sound like I was in a bad space. I wasn’t, the weekend was ok. Some was even good, but I think I spent too much time in the sun today. Without a hat. When I headed out to join Bro3 and some friends for watching the city’s summer parade, I wasn’t even down the street when I considered turning around and getting hat for my head. I didn’t, because I was already running a bit late. Big mistake, I think. I drank more than enough water during the day – thank God -, but I’m still feeling rather tired. Physically and mentally. I’m not made for days of 30°C. Unless it’s by the sea, maybe.

Health | I’m surprised how easy (most of the time) the intermittent fasting works for me. I never thought I’d be someone who works well within rather strict guidelines. I’ve tried setting those for myself in other areas and that never quite worked. But so far, this is going well. I’ve lost about 4 pounds in the last two weeks. It also helps, that I’m back to track my food and calories with the same app I use for the fasting plan.

For the first time in years I yesterday felt like I wanted to work out in some way. Not in a “oh you really should…” but in a “let’s try and do this” kind of way. I then spent way too much time trying to figure out if there’d be a way for me to go for an early swim somewhere, which is another issue. Anyway, I thought overweight and out of shape swimming might be easier to start with than running. But I didn’t find a pool that worked for me yesterday. Instead of giving up and postponing it all though – as I’ve been wont to do for too long – I re-considered. About 5 years ago MPC got me into running (among other things) and I thought I could/should give that another try. Before I was able to make more excuses or get side-tracked I put the plans for the first 3 weeks of “Couch to 5K (C25K) into my Garmin App and this morning, before I had a coffee or checked my social media or anything, I headed out. And it felt good. Go Me!

I plan to go for a swim tomorrow before work (from home). Let’s see how that goes.

Epilogue | I’m still not quite sure what do to with this blog. I sometimes remember the early, early days where I wrote on and on about my life and stuff that happened and books and TV shows and all that. I do enjoy reading these (almost) daily recaps of sometimes mundane stuff from other people. Why do I feel weird about recapping my days in a similar fashion?

Here I got distracted – surprise *g* – by my friends starting to chat about finding accommodations for our trip to Legoland DK and Copenhagen in October and lost my train of thought. We have booked the first place for us near Legoland though.

1 Comment

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *