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Fitness Time – Part One.

So I forgot to mention in the last blog I also weighed myself the results….

There’s two horrible things here… My feet & my weight . Unfortunately there is only one thing I can change….my weight.

So today is my second bash at the gym although the top of my legs are hurting I had the urge to just get back at it.. why not yeah?

Just take it easy I thought.

So decided to start my intivel training again and begin with a easy one with my legs already hurting.

Half way in I started to get very cocky and began to push …


I gumped it went as fast as I could forgetting it was my short run and I only had less then 60 seconds to cool down… So I entered stitch city. Just in time for my final 3minute run.

I pushed myself to my fastest and heled it for the three minutes couldn’t believe it !

I was however done in ! 

Now time to go home for a weigh in …will anything have changed…prob not 😂👌

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Raising Money For Charity.

I feel it’s important to spend money when you can on charitable causes. There are plenty to choose from.

I am trying to raise money for The British Heart Foundation.

I will attempt to run the equivalent of a marathon over May 2016.

If you can spare a £1 it would be appreciated. Just follow the link below.
Click Here To Sponsor.

Thank You 🙂

” It Doesn’t Matter , It’s In The Past”

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At the moment I’m thinking a lot about the past and trying to help work out what caused me and others pain.
I guess I was never 100% honest . This is the first big lesson I’ve learnt . So everyone I’ve spoken too I have been. Not blunt with it or rude just well..honest. not bending the truth not giving into someone’s opinion and sharing what I really think no matter how uncomfortable it is.
The second thing I’ve learnt is I need attention and love. Suppose I’m affectionate even with my friends not just romantic relationships. If I feel it’s all one sided I need to say otherwise I will hurt and buried hurt explodes and causes hurt for those around.

I’m not taking pleasure in a lot of things however I do take pleasure in..

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Taking on challenges . I started working out / running with my ex. I was often told it was a phase and put down over achievements .
I’ve got to say when the relationship ended I thought I would have stopped . It however became a great distraction and allowed myself to keep busy. Now I am nearly 4 stone lighter and will be running a half marathon in a few months ! I actually really enjoy the gym and running now.

I will leave you with a quote (below). As usual feel free to comment . Does anything I’ve said hit home to you ? Any advice ?

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Training Diary Part 3 – Fitness & Work.

Threw the last 4 months or so I had been training while unemployed. That definitely made it a lot easier as I could go to the gym at any time and at times when it wasn’t crowded too.

I have now been working for about a month and my training has dropped slightly however I am very active daily .

I work now in a busy kitchen and am on my feet 6/8 hours a day and running food too.

I also now cycle to work.

Here is a map from the app I use called Map My Ride.

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So I do this twice a day five times a week . I used to work close buy and do the same trip as you can see since using the app I’ve rode a lot.

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I love riding now after doing lots of running I am finding it a lot easier and completing my ride In 50min or less .

Training Diary Part Two – First Race.

So a while back I signed up for a 5k race. I thought it would a good way to get a feel for what it is like to race.

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So that day came today. When I woke up it was raining and thought I was going to be running in the rain however the rain stopped before the race.

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So a quick picture for my dad and I was ready to go.

We walked from the registration . I talked with my dad and said all I want to do is complete the race but would be happy if I could do it in 30min or there about.

And then the race began!

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The hardest part was the 2nd mile. We were running on the mud by this point and was hard to get past people and not slip over.
I was convinced that I was not going to have a good time .

Then the Marshall at a turn said “the finish is just round the corner”. So then I could see it.

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As you can tell it was hard but I did it in 30 Min !!!

Bring on my next race a 10k in a few months.

Training Diary Part One

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Well I’ve been getting my fitness up since January ( yes it was a resolution) and it’s going well.

I completed my first 10k run the other day and will be attempting another this week.

As you can see I did it in just over a hour so hopefully by the time I do some of the runs I have signed up to I will be completing it in under a hour.

Here is one of the runs I have signed up too .

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I’ve signed up to one 5k Run , 2 10k Runs , Great North Run (Half Marathon) and a Run & Obstacle Course .
Can’t wait to do them all.

For those that have asked this what I do at the gym , routine.  5 Days a week.

I sum it up well here…

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The awesome thing that goes along with all this is my weight loss . Currently lost just under 2 & a half stone.

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So have you got any tips for me ? Are you training for anything ? Have you ran a race ? What was your first race like?
Let us no in the comment section & Don’t forget to hit that like button.