Maidstone Leisure Centre has a gym, though they prefer to call it a Fitness Space. I do not know why. When I go to the Leisure Centre website to find the opening hours for the gym, it says on the front page that the Sunday opening hours are 7am to 8pm. These are not the opening hours of the Fitness Space. I know this because several months ago I went at 7am and the Fitness Space was closed. So I went for a jog around the park instead.
Although you may think me crazy for wanting to go and do exercise so early, especially on a Sunday, it is something I am going to want to do. And I wanted to know, this morning, what time the Fitness Space opened. I have checked before and, every time I check, I almost immediately forget.
This forgetfulness is a cause of concern for me. I’m always worried that things I’ve done in the past have damaged my brain. Especially the drinking. Especially the drinking of home made wine. But also I’m concerned that being overweight and eating unhealthily have been bad for my brain.
I feel I should point out that I am not suggesting that the fuller-figured person is unable to cope with fully figuring out stuff. Sorry if that seemed a bit laboured. Obviously I should have just written, ‘I am not suggesting that fat people are less clever than thin people’, but trying to turn a phrase is something that I wish my brain was able to do. I don’t think I could ever do it, but I’m determined to keep on trying.
So the harm that I believe I was doing to my brain is essentially related to me believing that I have been depriving my brain of essential nutrients. Possibly through not eating those nutrients but primarily through causing the blood supply to my brain to be diminished. Narrowing of the arteries and all that.
When I lay my head down upon my pillow, you see, I often hear a whooshing in my ears. Which pillow I am laying my head on makes a difference to this, I still don’t really know why. It is a form of tinnitus called pulsatile tinnitus, because it is related to the pulsing of blood in my circulation. I worry that this is due to atherosclerosis of my arteries and therefore that I have done it to myself. I worry that this is evidence that the blood supply to my brain is reduced. I worry that forgetting what time the Fitness Space opens is a sign that my brain is less healthy than it should be. I worry that not being able to find the Fitness Space’s opening times on the Maidstone Leisure Centre website is also a sign that my brain is turning to mush…
But if the opening time is on the website, it isn’t in an intuitively obvious place. So I went at 9am this morning. I know it is open at 9am definitely. And when I got to the Fitness Space I checked what time other people had signed in.
I wrote a note on my Ipad.
I’m writing a blog about it now.
I’m not going to forget.
The Fitness Space opens at 8am on Sundays.
My brain is happy.