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It’s D-Day AKA Gym Induction Day (Training For Marathon, Day 1)

Well, in 40 minutes I’ll be in the gym, being shown around and working out some form of programme to get me in tip top running shape for the London Marathon next year!

I have my running gear in the house, swimwear at hand and a shed load of nerves!

I’ve been on a low calorie diet for 2.5 weeks and have lost over half a stone already, so thats good. I’ve been in and out of the doctors to make sure my health is OK (although I may have an iron deficiency, but that’s treatable) I’m all ready to go!

I will admit I am nervous, I did a 15 minute intense walk today and that almost crippled me! It’s going to be a long few months ahead! I’m sure there will be blood and tears and plenty of sweat – but I will keep telling myself this is for a GREAT cause!

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Running Gear In The House!

The package arrived this morning that I have been dreading/excited to get my hands on – it’s some running gear, ready to start my training for the marathon. I have my gym induction on Friday where I’ll be getting advice on a decent programme to get my training underway. So come the 1st June, expect plenty of updates on my training!
I went shopping at Simply Sweat and purchased some lovely new running trainers, some knee supports and a funky drinks bottle – gotta love a funky drinks bottle! Now to get them used!

Watch this space!

Blood Tests and A Gym Membership

Yesterday was a pretty full on day, what with mixing work with trying to get bits and bobs in order. First thing of the day was to head to the local quacks to have copious amounts of blood taken for testing. After talking to the peeps at York Test, after the test I did the other week, I found out that 65% of people who do the test come back with a positive result… I wasn’t therefore going to waste £250 to find out it was something daft that I never eat like peas! I went the doctor route and discussed the symptoms – he ordered blood tests after a fast to check everything out from Thyroid to Gluten intollerance to blood sugars and everything else you can think of. Fingers crossed they find out soon! The nurses taking blood were running late, so to keep myself occupied I gave up my seat to an elderly lady and even carried another elderly ladies bag down the stairs for her. She responded with “gosh I must be looking old” – humour in old age – brilliant!

So blood taken I headed to the brand spanking new gym that opened round the corner (The Arc) – it’s council run, so a bargain compared to named gyms. So operation marathon is in full swing. Next to get some decent trainers and have a gait analysis done, get some knee supports and actually start running! ha ha ha!

Watch this space!

I’m Running The London Marathon! (2013)

Yeah, that’s right – you read that correctly! Me, the one who laughs in the face of all those who exercise let alone run, has not only decided to get fit again… but set an almighty target of running the London Marathon next year! Yes, I know – I am nuts and also have crazy knees, but I am told that losing weight and getting fitter will help with that. I’ll be investing over the next year in serious running attire including trainers that are suitable for running and the such like. I have downloaded a training schedule and am ready to rock and roll!

I have had my place confirmed already as I am running for a charity very dear to my heart, Leukaemia CARE. Papa Swift suffered with Acute Myeloid Leukeamia which is a rare and agressive form of Leukeamia (around 2000 adults a year are diagnosed). So what a better charity to run for!

I’ll be keeping you all up to date with my progress and of course asking you to dip your hands in your pockets soon! 😉

About Leukaemia CARE
Leukaemia CARE
Leukaemia CARE exists to provide vital care and support to all those whose lives have been affected by Leukaemia, lymphoma, myeloma and the allied blood disorders. Our work extends to the welfare of families and carers, as well as that of patients them- selves. Quite simply, ‘supporting a quality of life for all’.
The incidence and prevalence of blood cancers has increased over the years, and it is
now the 5th most common type of cancer in the UK, with official figures suggesting that around 30,000 people are diagnosed each year with Leukaemia, lymphoma or an allied blood disorder. Leukaemia CARE has therefore developed and expanded an im-pressive range of services to help address the needs of our patients and their families to provide practical care and support in every way we can. Your help is crucial for us to continue this work.