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The toughest thing I have ever done

Sunday, March 07, 2010

Today I completed a 20 mile race, which did involve a significant amount of walking, but I made it! I am so pleased with myself. I can't believe I did it.

Every single part of my body hurts, my head is pounding and my lungs are burning. I keep coughing because I am ill, but I nearly suffocate myself every time I cough!

And that is all, because I am exhausted.

  
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~*~VICKY~*~ 6/4/2010 5:35AM

    Davey, yes it was the grizzly.

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~*~VICKY~*~ 6/4/2010 5:35AM

    D, a bit of a late reply, but I raised 300 for a children's sailing charity which provides free sailing for children with physical and learning disabilities and behavioural problems.

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MELODINOUS 3/9/2010 1:16PM

    Congratulations! That's quite an accomplishment!!

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GYPSYGOTH 3/9/2010 11:35AM

    i am so proud of you, girl, and so glad i was able to sponsor you!! how much did you raise and for which charity?
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SARAHSMC22 3/9/2010 11:16AM

    AWESOME VICKY! CONGRATS!

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JULIAOAK 3/8/2010 2:18PM

    fantastic work - hope you are feeling a bit better today and having lots of rest!!! emoticon

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DAVEYSHADOW 3/8/2010 3:56AM

    emoticon What an achievment, wae it the Grizzly? I had a friend do it yesterday?



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REBEKAHDEMENTIA 3/7/2010 2:24PM

    congrats on completing it! I just walked four miles and nearly died I can't imagine doing 20 that's just amazing!

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Fit and Fat?

Saturday, February 27, 2010

Ok, so I am a little frustrated. I gained 2 pounds this week, as no, its not muscle-the vital measurements are also increasing-hips, waist, arms, etc. The only measurement that decreased was my calves and that was only 5mm, so I could put that down to holding the tape measure differently.

My weight has remained pretty much the same for ages. I was 159 at the start of the year and have since been fluctuating around 153-156, which I consider to be mostly due to monthly changes, not any particular loss or gain.

No, I haven't been fantastic at tracking my calories, but part of me thinks that running like a maniac several times a week should really allow me to be a little less particular about the calories. For example, I ran 10 miles saturday, 11 miles Tuesday and 12 miles yesterday and guess what, I am gaining weight this week.

So yes, I am getting super fit. Yes, I am proud of myself for that. But I do just wish my body would give me some sort of reward for it.

Maybe I need to get back into a bit more strength training. What's most frustrating is that even my thighs are all wobbly still-how is that even possible. I wouldn't expect my waist to shrink, but some toning after all that running would be much appreciated. emoticon

  
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DAVEYSHADOW 2/28/2010 5:10AM

    Don't lose the faith, maybe some strength training will help. See oceanhica's page she is in the south west team as well and I remember her posting a week or so ago that she was running lots and not losing weight, maybe it's something to do with the running?

Also I know that when I don't track what I eat I forget how much i am having and it is very easy to go over my calorie allowance.

Keep with it you are doing so well with the running and the 150's is not fat, just not thin! and you are so fit and healthy and that is so much better for you!

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JULIAOAK 2/28/2010 5:09AM

    I am no expert but I am sure I read somewhere that the body soon gets used to the amount of exercise you are doing and that is when you need to add some changes - like doing different exercises. Don't quote me on that. Have you posted on the message boards? One of the coaches on their might be able to help you out.
Don't despair - it is just a blip and I am sure it will work out with a bit of tweaking! Thanks for your comments on my page!

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MYCUTEGIZMO 2/27/2010 5:55AM

  Well it is totally possible to be fit and fat..

I mean some people just don't burn of the fats and still gain muscles..

I think it should have something to do with the type of exercise done as well as perhaps some genetic issues with the fat deposits and all..

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YESIWILLDOIT 2/27/2010 5:40AM

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Sleepy

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

LAst night, I was exhausted. i didn't run because I was so so tired. And I am this morning too. I dont know what is wrong with me at the moment. I also convinced myself that Tuesday is my normal running day, so I will run tonight instead. I now guarantee it will be horrible weather and raining, whereas last night it was just cold.

I am genuinely scared of the prospect of running 20 miles and I nearly gave up, but I was saying that to my boyfriend and he was like 'no, my girlfriend is not a quitter'. And he's right-I'm not.

  
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GYPSYGOTH 2/23/2010 10:14AM

    you can do it! you may be sleepy for lots of different reasons... overtraining? are you getting enough protein and stuff? water? sleeep???
hope you feel better!

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Runnnnnn

Monday, February 22, 2010

Ok, it's serious now. In 13 days I have to run 20 miles. I ran 10 miles on Saturday, but it left me pretty exhasuted for the rest of the day. I aim to try and run at least the same distance, preferably more, this evening. However, this is likely to be greatly influenced by the weather-it is getting to be really rather cold and the wind is picking up. I hate when its so windy I cant keep my headphones in, because I have nothing to distract me from running. I need to do it though.

In terms of calories, I have no idea what I ate last week. But I did miss both karate sessions, so I probably shouldn't be suprised at gaining 2 pounds. Though I must admit to being rather annoyed by running so far and still gaining! I am trying to be healthy, really I am!

  
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LINDAKAY228 2/22/2010 10:51AM

    That is an amazing run! Course sometimes your muscles retain more water when you work them really hard like that, so maybe that's the weight gain and not something you've done. Just keep working on it. Tracking my food really really helps me to stay on target though, even though I do splurge about once a week. Otherwise I'd be totally lost. Those calories sure can creep in quietly!

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GYPSYGOTH 2/22/2010 10:36AM

    i saw this on facebook! that is SO COOL!!! woohoo! i will sponsor you when i get paid on the 26th!!! (remind me)

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Goals

Monday, February 08, 2010

It is getting very close to my 20 mile race-4 weeks away, which leaves me with 3 weeks of training time. The aim is therefore to get as fit as humanly possible within the next 3 weeks. This will involve daily exercise, including running, swimming and karate and it will involve healthy, wholesome, natural foods. No alcohol, no caffeine, limited fat and sugar and some mega carbs and protein. The aim is to lose half a stone while building up some muscle and really improving my cardio fitness. It's only 3 weeks-how hard can it be?!!!!

  


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