Shift work and keeping fit!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  1. Hello all.

    I am starting university in september woohoo cant wait, I know i have to do shift work as part of my training and future carreer. however i am also an extremely keen runner and currently running about 12 miles a day five days a week.

    So for the runners out there when is it best to do my run, before or after my shift?

    Also i am 6'2 and weigh about 16 stone, I follow quite a stringent diet plan so is breaks / lunch fixed or are they fluid when times are not busy. Also do you eat a large meal before your shift. Sorry to ask but i have been training for years to get into good shape and wondered what you all do???
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  3. by   Trauma_Team_1
    IM 24 150lbs 6'0'' and i eat whatever i want because it's all is burned off by the time my shift is done :beercuphe
  4. by   awilhelm
    Nurses don't get lunch breaks.
  5. by   onaszi
    hahaha., yah right.
  6. by   Tweety
    I work 12-hour shifts 3-days a week and don't exercise on those days.

    When I worked 11-7 or 3-11 I would run before my shift and then eat a big meal prior to work. When I worked 7-3 I would eat a moderate breakfast and a good lunch and run after work because getting up early to run wasn't my thing.

    You will find what works out best for you and your lifestyle and make adjustments as necessary.
    Good luck!