Or Tired Thursday as it's known. I've always struggled with the Wednesday/Thursday on camp. Too much accumulated fatigue, bit of homesickness and so on. I felt quite down last night, missing Mr Just Keep Swimming, and lethargic this morning, but I did perk up somewhat after a hard kicking focussed swim this morning.
My goal for the Thursday of the camp was to last for the whole of the swim in the afternoon. Last year I got out before it was over; the year before I thought I did, but thinking about it, it was Weds afternoon that I bailed out on. After I shared this with some of the other ladies, there was peer pressure to stay in. But I made it through! Despite having eaten my lunch so late that I was burping up peanut butter and banana fumes. Nice...
This afternoon's mainset was tough, but not as tough as it might have been because we ran out of time to reverse it :-)
I've been trying really hard to eat well this camp, eating lunch too late today aside, and I'm trying to decide if it's making a difference or not. I've certainly noticed that because I haven't got gluten-free substitutes available, my IBS is a lot better (at home I eat large quantities of gluten free wraps and breads to fill up on, and they are highly processed, often with some weird ingredients to make up for the lack of gluten). I've been filling up on extra main course. Yesterday I had a bit of a chocolate binge, but that was partly because I had not eaten enough protein. I am pretty sure that I felt that this morning. I'm going to put a renewed focus on what I'm eating when I'm home, and try to keep the protein levels higher.
And with that note, it's off to dinner!