Sunday, July 24, 2005

A change for the better

Since coming back from uni at the end of June I have been making a concerted effort to try and get fit again for the coming rugby season. The last time I felt 'match fit' was probably in April when we played against the local prison and I had two of my ribs broken. This stopped my rugby for a couple weeks and finished off my efforts of training for a half marathon. I was about five weeks into my training and had been feeling great (with the exception of my calves every morning after a run). Unfortunately, breaking my ribs meant that I couldn't run for a couple weeks because of the pain and I never got back into it.

I am hoping this will all now change. I went for a run today for the first time since April and although it wasn't that far I feel I can now get back into it and go for the half marathon next year. A girl I work with at the moment(another medical student) is also keen to go running with someone and I hope that this will be another driving factor. This, together with my rugby training, weights training, etc., should be the start of a big change for me.I have also had quite a significant change in another part of my life.

Recently I have felt the need to be with someone, and after three years of being single this really has struck me as strange. I get the feeling that this has something to do with all my schoolamtes finishing their degrees and moving on with another stage of their lives. Maybe I need to do the same. Who knows....?

Friday, July 15, 2005

New Job

This week I began a job with the medical school writing formative examination questions for the first and second year students. This has already proved to be really useful as I have been able to identify gaps in my knowledge (most likely due to alcohol) and address these.

My hope is that this will be a great revision tool for the summer before the fourth year, but failing that its just a shed load better than the job I did last year. I won't give any specifics but it was working in a freight depot, doing split shifts, for crap pay with people I couldn't bear to be around.

Nothing else to report... so I won't.

Saturday, July 02, 2005

A Great Week

This week has been wonderful. A week off from university, work and pretty much any other form of responsibility. The only problem is a lack of money, so to pass the time I've been redecorating at home, helping my friends move house and repainting their new home.

A week which some might consider dull, but for me it was great. A chance to see my friends again after three months and also to do something a bit physical which isn't part of my new rugby training schedule.

To top the whole week off I was dropped home today to find a replica of the car featured in Starsky & Hutch. Despite being too young to remember the original series, the release of the new film means I can truly appreciate the majesty of this vehicle.

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