I’m doing the ‘my marathon’ challenge held by the British heart foundation. So I have decided to keep diary on my progress so here it goes.
Day 1, completed 1.6 miles feeling great that I have surpassed my daily pledge but my legs are feeling it. Guess I’m un fit.
Day 2, done 1.7 miles today which is good and making good progress think my legs are saying something else.
Day 3, it’s raining, I could have a day off since I have made an extra mile but I done 0.7 miles instead just to keep the tally going and use the free days of when I need to.
Day 4 took a day off due to personal problems, back to normal tomorrow.
Day 5 Mind talk starting to set in trying to put me off but manage to fend it off by saying if I can conquer my depression, I can easily beat the challenge.
Day 6 done an afternoon run completing 1.1 miles but think I have got something.
Day 7 all night I had the sickness bug. I had no sleep and I’m completely exhausted. Medical advice was rest up and take it easy about the challenge. I nearly took a day off to rest up and recover but walked the dogs for 0.5 miles to get some fresh air.
Day 8 done another mile walk to see if I can continue with the challenge and I believe I can finish it.
Day 9 had severe cramps in my abdominal area during my mile walk and I don’t know how the dogs got me back home as if they knew I’m in trouble.
Day 10 & 11 took the whole weekend off to recover properly.
Day 12 I’m on holiday so it’s time to clock up some mileage, but I only done the usual 1.8 miles however it all counts.
Day 13 only done 0.7 miles because the sun is so intense and zapping my energy away
Day 14 I have done a split 3 mile today. The first the usual run followed by a cool down with the dogs which is a good idea and the legs are grateful for it. The other half walk around the farm area and using the beacon as a safety precaution, but the sun is still very intensive and completely drained me.
Day 15 only done half mile because of that sun so rest day for me.
Day 16 it’s cool and perfect. Done over a mile run and broke my personal best for a mile and a cool down with the slave drivers, the dogs. I have also done another one in the evening and nearly collapse. Good thing the dogs are there to help me out, only got 6 miles left.
Day 17 I have done a run but still having abdominal problems so I’m going to take it easy, even though I have the urge to complete it all.
Day 18 I have done another run but still abdominal problems, however only couple of miles left.
Day 19 finally I have done the ‘my marathon’ challenge but I feel wield because instead being ecstatic, but in pain.
After the challenge I got myself checked out and discover i have gall stones and affecting me badly. So rest up and after the operation maybe I’ll do another one or a different challenge.