Things Are Starting To Get Serious!

It’s now less than 3 weeks until I head off to Nepal and it is all starting to feel very real!  I have been training every day and I have lost almost 2 stone in weight through exercise and an extremely strict low carbohydrate diet!

Since celebrating my birthday on the 18th of March I have only strayed away from my diet on one occasion when I had a pizza!  Other than that the only carbohydrate intake I have had has come from a handful of blueberries or raspberries, Greek yoghurt and vegetables!  I haven’t even had a pint of beer or a glass of wine!  I’ve never been so healthy!

Yesterday I ran 10 miles in under 2 hours and I still had more left in the tank!  My muscles are no longer effected after running, my only complaint is a severe case of chafing – time to get some proper running shorts!

This week I’m planning to run a half marathon before things get even more serious the following week when I will be taking on my treadmill marathon!  I’m feeling fitter than I have for a long time and I feel ready mentally and physically to take on the Tenzing Hillary Everest marathon!  I can’t wait!

Last week I submitted my Mount Everest Marathon registration form following being passed fit by my GP and I collected my anti-altitude sickness medication (Acetazolamide) from the travel clinic.  I now need to trial the tablets for a couple of days to ensure I don’t get any side effects which could mask the symptoms of altitude sickness.

I have a very long list of equipment and clothing that I need to buy over the next couple of weeks ready for my trip!  Unfortunately it’s not going to be cheap, especially as my top priority is a decent camera so that I have a visual record of my adventures in Nepal.

I am delighted to say that tickets are now SOLD OUT for my send off and fundraising night on the 6th of May!  I am overwhelmed by the amount of people that wish to come and show their support and raise money for a fantastic cause!

It is going to be a very special night not only because the money raised could be life changing for a young person with mental health problems but also because I will have all the people that have helped me through such a difficult period of my life together in one room to celebrate what I hope to be a very bright and positive future!

One thought on “Things Are Starting To Get Serious!

  1. Mum and dad says:

    You have worked so hard to get fit and it shows! You look fit and well and are now happy in your own skin, a huge achievement! 6 May will be a brilliant night and you will certainly get the send off you deserve! We love you lots. Xxxx


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