Aww bless you @robintemplin very kind words and if I can inspire one person to improve their fitness then that makes me a happy bunny.
Yes the Occupational Health has said I meet the criteria for Ill Health Retirement and my colleagues know I have always been very work conscientious but yes I do think sometimes people just see the outside. A lot of people ask me if ‘I’m alright now’ I am not sure I will ever be ‘alright’ but I just have to manage it the best I can. I know what gets me fatigued and it isn’t physical exercise, its pure mental fatigue that completely drains me and after a couple of days at work I usually need a good 2 to 3 days proper rest which means no CrossFit and generally no stair running. (Just a bit of pottering around the garden lol) I did 50 flights running yesterday and then another 50 this morning which felt okay prior to the CrossFit session.
Had to get my state pension forecast yesterday, fortunately we can do that online these days, I wasn’t sure whether retiring a year early would affect it and needed that info prior to making any decisions but it seems I have paid enough years for a full pension and it won’t affect it phew! Why are pensions so flipping confusing eh?