The other day on my Twitter feed someone posted a rather innocuous post.
It wasn’t nasty or rude or controversial but I just thought “You bastard!”
It simply read “Anybody else feel they run a lot better and faster after a days work ?”
It got me thinking about my own personal problems with exercise and work and obviously the fact there are thousands like me who feel the same.
I work very hard 5 days a week all day. I physically lift between 5 and 8 tons of steel a day and walk about 8 mile in a warehouse. This means that by the end of the day my legs ache, my back aches and I just tend to fall asleep as soon as I sit down when I get home.
It’s a miracle I get out at all during the week but I endeavour to do so maybe once or twice, be it a little run or short ride.
The weekend is my time to do longer runs and rides but even they are shorter than they should be as I am still tired.
There are hundreds of thousands of other people like my who have manual jobs that find it really difficult to muster the strength to actually get out there and do something. But we do !!
However I do think that people who work in offices or management don’t seem to realise just how worn out us manual workers become.
I actually get jealous of social media posts from people who either don’t work or sit in an office all day busting to get out like a coiled spring.
My friend, who is an accountant, put it to me on a night out one time. He said ” I work in an office all day and I am like a loaded spring – once I’m out I want to let it all go – whereas YOU are the exact opposite and exert your energy all through the day and just want to sit down when you get in.”
It was true and depressing – literally. It is a depressing thing when the very thing that RELIEVES your depression is out of reach because of one of the things that is causing your depression – it’s a catch 22 !!!
So what’s the answer ? Well one solution is unspeakable but crosses my mind frequently the other is plain stupid (GIVE UP MY JOB) or the last is what I want but is unattainable which is change jobs. I am 50 with no skills and require the same wage I am on now which is unlikely.
So I guess until I win the lottery I will just have to suffer.