coping with night shifts and running
Lewis A-B wrote (see)
Shame about working over Christmas but that's another thread I guess.....
I worked shifts for 11 years, and in the last couple of years have run around my schedule. I could never run after a shift though because i was knackered.
3am runs in a "lunch break" were my favourite. They kept me more alert afterwards, and meant i was getting paid to train. I also slept because i was physically tired, not just messed up from shifts.
Am off shifts now though and feel so much better for it.
Also, the Xmas double time and all that is long gone at my place. BH's are just normal days if you're unlucky enough to be rostered on.....
I worked night shifts for 10 years and managed to run, but I didnt enjoy it. Could never run after I finished a shift. Had to have a few hours sleep then was ready to go.
I am now completing my first year not having to do nights. Still do earlies and lates but feel so much better not doing nights and manage more runs because I am not so tired.
Made the mistake of going to the gym after a night shift and nearly fell asleep on the bloody treadmill. I stuck to the sit down weights after that...a lot safer!
Try not to work Christmas day but any other BH...I'll take them all!! Until they take my double bubble away that is!
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