Orienteering33:49 3.76 km (9:00 / km) +65m8:17 / km ahr:175 max:190
British relays! :) Very fun. Feeling tired after yesterday but once at the event started to feel very excited. Tried to not get too carried away and tire myself out before starting, not entirely sure how successful that was. Even simple things like using a dibber again and the prospect of a big event were just very exciting. The forest was ideal for me, easy enough running that I didn't feel like I had to try to keep my HR down the whole way round and enough contours to keep it interesting/distract myself. Looked at the whole course at what looked like half way round and thought it looked very short but was feeling quite tired by the time I went through spectator. Made a few mistakes then but also think I maybe started running faster than I should or I needed to walk because hr got a bit higher. Made a couple of small mistakes in the last loop probably because of this/following others tracks. Running down the run in was very fun but felt incredibly weird because I was going so slowly. Tired now but semi functional which considering yesterday is much better than expected. Hopefully it won't hit much harder tonight/tomorrow.100% worth it.
Back has been getting sore over the past few days probably due to higher than usual activity.
Edit: feeling a lot more normal after some rest and a lot better than I was yesterday evening! Going to take in very easy though. Very exciting that generally I'm able to read a bit which is great because I've gotten fed up of watching TV for the sake of watching TV and not really paying much attention to it.
Very aware that CFS/ME is changing me as a person for the better and thinking long term it is probably one of the best things that has happened to me (apart from starting orienteering of course). I have learnt so much about myself, my body and life and am already noticing changes in my thinking, not to mention appreciating literally everything so much more. Not going to go into details but I am becoming so much better at doing what I need to do regardless of others and my self discipline has improved a lot. (I have always been disciplined at the things I enjoyed or cared a lot about but there are a lot of small things which got ignored). Was very fun today to spectate at the British but also noticed that while at the jk I would have continued socialising I knew when to stop and when I could feel my HR getting too high I did my relaxation. Something I would never have done before.
Even so since I got over being ill after the jk the brain fog had been lifting which although means I can do more which is amazing also means it's easier to think about the negatives which had also been building up till last week. Not because I felt sorry for myself as such but more that I'd lost motivation and wished for an easier life or at least a day off. I guess almost like when people lose motivation for overall training, except that there is no escape apart from when asleep and the occasional hour here and there. But through that stage now and just very happy to be outside with friends and I get to go orienteering tomorrow!!!!! :)
Running21:22 3.48 km (6:08 / km) +7m6:05 / km ahr:156 max:168
On Tuesday I woke up at 3, Wednesday I woke up at 4.20 and today I woke up 5 (although did get back to sleep on all occasions). Good to know what I'm doing is working but still affected by my desire to go to bed/ lack of motivation both after gym and before bed instead of dealing with it properly on Monday.
300fc pull, 200kick as 100fc, 100brs, 150 fc. Fun. During the second IM I had a moment where I had no clue what I was doing and had very little recollection of the previous 4 lengths. Must be getting automatic.
Was lazy last night and didn't do my routines properly. Could tell my body was more stressed than normal going to bed and as a result woke up at 3 for an hour and 6, ooops. At least it gives some confirmation that my routines are working.