Minor Setback

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Yesterday I woke up exhausted. The correct term would be fatigued. This is not just being tired and you need to sit down for a bit to recuperate. Fatigue is tiredness on steroids. It’s a common side effect for people with some form of myopathy/dystrophy.

“Fatigue: extreme tiredness resulting from mental or physical exertion or illness.”

Fatigue can often feel like someone has taken all of the wind out of your sails and a bit like the world is conspiring against you. This is going to sound really weird, but it’s not something I see coming. It’s like I’m busy walking, minding my own business, then drop off the edge of a cliff. In real terms you’re never certain how much is too much so you just continue life as normal and then one day, BAM, you’ve just face planted.

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WHW: Found a Home to Train my Feet

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I live in salt mine country, many of which are still active today. In fact the area where I live has the best salt veins in the country producing the best salt for winter gritting.

Going back a couple of decades before the rise of lorry freight, the area was criss crossed with fright branch lines, many of which are now disused, and/or were ripped up in WWII to smelt down for munitions.

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LEJOG: One Week In

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One week in and there have been ups and downs. For this to work I must cycle every day. Unfortunately I have missed two days due to fatigue. In hindsight I was foolish really. I should have thought that I’d need a couple of weeks ramp up to get comfortable cycling every single day.

I did two consecutive days, then rested. If I’m honest I used the disruption of routine in having the kids, though I think that did me good.

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