Some people have an addictive personality, some people don't.
Guess which category I fall in to?
I am on holiday in Far North Queensland by myself. There is only dial-up in the room which is $.80 for a local call. I decided that I would do without the internet for this week.
I am addicted to the internet. I need to read all your blogs, check out the latest dramas on the forums and search out obscure bits of information that pop into my head. I also need to figure out how long my run is [mapmyrun.com] and what the weather is doing tomorrow [it has rained since I arrived yesterday and is supposed to rain all week].
By the way, I learnt a lesson regarding Ipods - don't get them damp by running in the rain. I have two with me [one has all my songs on it, and the mini one just exercise tracks] and I have wrecked them both. I am mildly panicked as I don't know how I will run tomorrow without my "Cardio Coach" to guide me through the intervals. DAMN! I tried drying them out with the hairdryer but no luck.
H A T E not being able to weigh myself everyday. Although I have eaten OK [a bit more than normal due to being stuck inside with not much to do] I feel wildly out of control without my daily weight check in. Another symptom of an addictive personality ...
It is nice to wake up every morning with nothing planned for the day. It is nice to take as long as I like to exercise. It is wonderful to run in the tropical rain that gently cools you down while you sweat. It is even more amazing to jump in the pool at the end of your exercise session and then "cool down" in the spa.
Only drawback with all the activity is I am hungry all the time. I guess I should eat more as I am expending more but it makes me nervous. I never really know how many calories I have burned as my HR monitor is different to other methods of calculating exercise expenditure. I don't want to be eating up calories I haven't really burnt off! At least with food you can weigh and measure it and be fairly certain what calories go in. But calories out is more guesswork than science.
Not much chance in this weather to show off my bikini or to fix my tan. I guess that will teach me to come to the tropics in the wet season! How depressing ...