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!