I managed to mess up my scheduling – it’s time I knew the difference between 10:00 and 22:00 – so this is a little later than originally planned.
I’m sure you’ll all be pleased to know that I’ve sussed out my optimal morning train; the 06:32 to Birmingham New Street was six carriages long and was virtually empty. If the train from Birmingham Moor Street to Solihull runs on time – it didn’t this morning – I’ll be in the office for 07:30. I just need to refine my morning routine, get used to heading to bed before midnight, and then I’m sure I’ll feel less shattered.
I had a difficult morning, not due to work issues but because my vision started to feel weird, at one stage I couldn’t read what was on my screen. Having to sit through a four hour telecom probably didn’t help as I wasn’t able to top up my water bottle. It’s been a while since I last had a migraine; I guess that the stresses of the last couple of weeks finally caught up with me. I just hope that this was a one-off. I don’t really want a repeat of what happened last time; at one stage I was experiencing visual disturbances and headaches almost every day.
Unfortunately, eating lunch and making sure that I drank a lot of water didn’t do much to ease my headache. When typing became challenging and the flashing lights and zigzags got worse, I decided to call it a day. I took my work laptop home with me so that I could respond to some important(ish) emails when my headache cleared up.
I got home, dumped my bags and headed straight to bed for a lie down. I must have been far more tired than I realised as I woke up four hours later feeling a million times better. I made myself something to eat and then headed back to bed. Not the most productive of evenings of evenings but my head gave me no choice but to rest.
Random photos from Day 12
I found myself getting soaked on the way into the office for the second day in a row. I’ve no idea what has happened to summer 2019.
If you ever find yourself travelling between Birmingham and London, definitely travel from Birmingham Moor Street. The station is far less stressful than Birmingham New Street.
Best thing spotted on the Internet on Day 12
This tweet reminded me about The Oatmeal.
If you haven’t checked out The Oatmeal then definitely take a look. This is one of my favourite running related cartoons.
Cumulative Juneathon Distance: 11.3 km