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Update: I was absolutely exhausted yesterday. I felt a bit better after rehydrating but not by much.
Today I felt surprisingly good. Fantastic energy and a clear mind. However, I went to the gym in the evening and was just destroyed by minimal lifting. I figure I need a day or two before my body fully recovers from the cold. I also weighed myself while there.. I lost 3 kgs in 5 days. That's after rehydrating. I'm now the lightest I've been in 6 years.
I've wanted to start eating keto for a while, so I decided to just use this as a jumping point. So far it's going well, though I'm currently having a hard time eating enough fat. Progress will be made.
I'm a bit late to the discussion, as I've just made it back from the woods. I fasted from wednesday morning until friday night, so around 60 hours. Broke the fast with some rabbit. I finished the rabbit saturday night. Surprisingly I didn't feel any hunger throughout the fast. This could be partially due to being in a "survival" situation and had other priorities.
As for the healing process.. I cut my finger Thursday night, and it didn't stop bleeding until late Friday. I'd say it was probably the cold that affected it, but I'd wager the fasting had an effect as well.
Dude go to a physical therapist. It’s entirely possible you have a rotator cuff or labrum injury. At the very least they can help you prevent another injury like this in the future.
Shoulder injuries are the #1 problem I see in my line of work. Almost all of them are due to bad shoulder mechanics. Here’s a quick test; push your shoulders all the way forward. Now lift them as high as you can. Push them behind you as much as possible and then pull them down as low as possible. That’s the position your shoulders should naturally rest. Let go and you’ll most likely notice a huge difference from actual resting position. As your shoulder rolls forward it rotates the humerous, which forces your rotator cuff muscles to be impinged or work at a terrible angle. It can also put undue stress on the labrum. The longer your shoulder is in this position the weaker these muscles become and the more prone you are to injury. Nutrition and generally living healthy works wonders on the body, but it can’t solve bad mechanics.
Yeah I’m in, though I’ll be running something slightly different. I’ll be fasting from the 26th to the 3rd, with one keto meal on the 28th.
I stumbled upon intermittent fasting about two months ago and have been absolutely loving it. I wish I had started before I did the majority of my endurance events
Fortunately I expirienced none of that. Everyone has their bad apples. It seems like NZ has quite a few less then anywhere else I've ever been.
Unfortunately I wasn't, I returned right before New Years. That would have been quite the thing to share a beer!
"to us hobbits".. You earned a laugh out of me here man.
I flew into Queenstown and then pretty much worked my along the west coast up north. Had enough time to do the Routeburn and Abel Tasman track :). I kept to the south island, really only because I was there for two weeks and didn't want to overextend myself. I'll try to write up a trip report sometime soon. Not the first time I've said that and not delivered, but I think I'll commit to this one.
Man your attitude is directly parallel to what I saw all over New Zealand. Every local I met had pretty much zero (visible) frustration with tourists, and were just happy to share their country. I had to change half of my trip because people kept on suggesting their favorite places that were far better then anything I found on the internet. The attitude is the opposite of what I expirienced in Iceland, where most of the locals spots had been overrun and they had become extremely guarded.
I loved Wanaka-it felt like a slightly smaller Queenstown. I wish I could have spent more time hiking around.
On another note thank you for your suggestions! I loved my time out there, you live in a absolute wonderland.
Another from New Zealand. Sunsets/sunrises do kinda feel like cheating for this prompt...
I took this picture from the top of Roy's Peak in Wanaka. It's a very popular and well known hike, even considering that it's 8km one way with about 1200m straight up. I thought I would avoid the crowds by leaving at 3:30 in the morning to catch the sunset. I was so unbelievably wrong. I don't know quite how to interrupt this, but at 5:30am, at the end of a 8km hike, I found myself surrounded by a Chinese tour group(and also a multitude of European backpackers, but the Chinese tour group really stood out). I thought any hike past 5km was safe, but apparently those days are past. Crowds aside the sunrise was spectacular and well worth the hike.
On the technical aspect I continue to feel like my composition is always just slightly off. I've mostly been shooting with a 35mm prime(around 50 with crop factor) in order to force myself to think about placement. Very far from ideal with landscapes like this picture, but I'd like to be able to learn to find a good picture in spite of that. Still haven't quite hit the mark yet.
Even your high water mark is vastly optimistic. 95% of infantrymen weigh well more then 150lbs, and that’s before the 30lbs absolute minimum of kit required in addition.
I consulted a while back with a Silicon Valley type trying to outfit drones to carry soldiers into the battlefield. It took ages for him to realize that you’d need to transport a minimum of 12 300lbs soldiers to a location, and at that point how is it not just a stupidly risky divided helicopter?