Well, that 2nd picture of the mushrooms were not tasty at all. Yes, I actually tasted poorly-identified wild mushrooms. In my defense, I was not able to identify them as any of the poisonous ones in the Bolete family. I simply couldn't be sure it was one of the tasty ones. I cooked up a few on Sunday and took a taste and no, they were not good.
Yesterday, Tuesday, I was really super sick after dinner. I laid awake all night worried the mushroom maybe poisoned me and I'd be dead in the morning. Well, I'm still here but I feel like death warmed over. I don't think it was the mushroom, though. I think it's because I tried sprinting yesterday.
I gave sprinting up many months ago because it seemed to do more harm than good. I thought, hey, let's try it again, what the heck. The strength training certainly made it feel easier. I felt like I was running away from myself, running faster than my ability. But I was really sick last night (dead-smelling things emerged from me with violence), had trouble sleeping because of pain and worry, and today I am very sore so I have trouble walking around.
I just can't seem to adapt to any exercise anymore. If I don't do something for a while and then go do it, I end up so sore I have trouble rolling over in bed. Not just sprinting, but a strenuous hike can do it, too, and I am a hiker. I am having trouble recovering from weight lifting (all the while having other females on the weight lifting board tell me I'm being a wuss, that women can do just as much as men, that if I don't think I can do as much as a man it's because I'm too lazy to pay for decent coaching, so I feel really bad about myself). After deadlifting last Friday I felt like I had been hit by a bus all weekend. I felt worse on Sunday than on Saturday. It's like the longer I rest, the worse and more fallen apart I feel.
I am starting to suspect adrenal fatigue. I read somewhere on the exrx.net site that weight lifting causes a release of adrenaline. That explains why sometimes the first set is more difficult than the 2nd. And caffeine causes adrenaline to be released, too, and I notice that after a mug I feel less pain. Sometimes I wake up wondering how on earth am I going to do any lifting, then have a cup of coffee and feel good enough to lift. I think I'm burning out.
Not sure what to do. Next week the gym is closed so I will get some rest then. I suppose I could try taking the recommended supplements for adrenal fatigue and see if that helps. I have considered seeing a naturopath or an integrated medicine clinic doctor, but the fact that some of these folks do homeopathy and sell supplements makes me feel like it would just be woo-science.
Female, 5'3", 49, Starting weight: 163lbs. Current weight: 135 (more or less).
Starting squat: 45lbs. Heaviest squat: 180 x 2. Heaviest Deadlift: 230 x 2