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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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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West Highland Way: I Need to do Some Training!

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Obviously I can’t go from no terrain walking to walking 21 miles just like that. The problem is not just physical strength but stamina, wear on my feet, and mental discipline.

Mini Cycling Challenge

So, to get me going I have decided to do a virtual cycle ride from Lands End to John O’ Groats. It’s 1083 miles which I plan to complete over 80 days. I’ll be using an exercise bike and tracking the miles electronically using the Conqueror Challenge app on my phone. I will need to ride every day to make it work. To begin with I need to cycle for half an hour each day and over 30 days work up to an hour a day.

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