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Where Do I Start?

Where do I start?

This is my third year of blogging, but I only took part in the FLM once so far, in 2007. The experience was amazing, my time wasn't but I didn't do it for a time although a bit less than 8 hours would have been nice. Anyway, I haven't got through the ballot for 2009 so I get an extra year to train.

Despite my time and the pain from an ITB injury half way through I still rate April 22nd 2007 as one of the best days of my life, it really was that much fun, and that is why I am determined to do it again (plus I have a little matter of about 3 hours to lose from my time). I want to cross the finish line when there are still people around - in fact the 24 mile marker had already been dismantled by the time I got there!

For anyone who doesn't know, I am 44, diabetic and almost 20 stone. Let's see what we can do about that.

 

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Took a rest today

I'm gutted, I really wish I had gone for a jog but it was piddling down out, blowing a gale and I got comfy indoors. Also, I've been researching the family tree and got involved in that and never noticed the time. I don't suppose a rest day will ...

PB!!

YES!! I got a personal best tonight. OK, it was 10m 44s for a mile but it's the best since I started running again. Only had two walks, I jogged for 6 mins then walked for 1, jogged another 1, walked about 20 seconds (to the next lamp post) then jogged...

Be positive

Just noticed my last few posts have pretty negative titles. That's it now, just gonna be positive all the way and if I have nothing good to say I will shut up. I've just signed up for my first ever run!! Yes, it's true. The day before the G...

This isn't too good

Played half hour of five a side at 7, got home about 8 then went for my 1 mile run and it took me 11 min 28sec. That's 30 seconds more than the first night I tried it. This doesn' t give me any confidence at all. I told myself (and Mrs K told me ...

Arrgghhh! Blown it!

Dunno what was wrong with my foot yesterday, last night the top of it swelled up into a huge lump but this morning it was gone and I could run around a football pitch for 90 mintues with no problems - apart from the fat and unfit ones I usually h...

Painful foot

Ohhh it hurts. I suffer from gout sometimes and it feels like I've got a bout but it's on top of my left foot and not in the toes or ankle where I usually get it. I've popped some anti-inflammatorys so hopefully it will clear enough for me to ref...

Still can't run a mile

Went out tonight for the same run as yesterday, managed to do 6 minutes straight before stopping but it took me 11m 04s to do th e1 mile route. OK, it's a few seconds more than last night but I'm not too worried about that, I managed to do the fi...

Thurs 28/9 - pt II

If you remember my first post on this here blog you will remember I said I want to be able to run 1 mile by Saturday. WelI I don' t think I am going to make that this week but I WILL next week. Just been out for a 1 mile run to see if I can do it...

Thursday 28/9

As it's a scheduled rest day Mrs K decided to take herself out later tonight so IF I do manage to get a run in (and I really do want to) it will be quite late. I have no qualms about running late at night, it's pretty quiet around here (apart fro...

2 miles

I really didn't feel like it but I went to Asda with Mrs K so I got her to drop me off 2 miles form home (according to mapmyrun). Decided to run along the creek but half a mile in found my way blocked by the incoming tide - there's a railway brid...

Missed one

Didn't really do much today. I had a 5 a side match this evening so thought I could use that as training instead of pounding the streets. Although I am the goalkeeper those of you who have played 5 a side will know it's a fast and furious game an...

Day Three

After yesterdays refereeing i didn't feel too bad today, a few aches but nothing I couldn't put up with.  Had a hospital appt.this afternoon so I decided to try and run home, a distance of just under two miles. I walked a fair bit to ...

Day 2

Not going for a run tonight, I manage a Sunday football side (part of the reason for me trying to get fitter is because I miss playing and know I can do a better job than some of my players if only I could last 90 minutes). Anyway, the ref didn't...

It's started

Tonight I went for my first run in over four months. My route measured just over a mile which is my first aim, to be able to run all the way. Off I went and surprised I myself at how far I managed to go before stopping. I ran about twice as far a...

First Post

If I don't get fit it might be the Last Post playing at my funeral! So my first post it just a little introduction to my ideas. Right now, at 20+ stone, I can't even run a mile. Probably not even half a mile if the truth is told so my...