I was pretty fit up to that point with regular running and walking trips.
I did 10k road run in 63 minutes just prior to the illness. I know that’s not fast for seasoned runners but i’m happy with that time because i’m not a running fanatic.
Since then i have been in hospital and numerous trips to the doctors and consultants and so the last 8 months have been a bit hit and miss with fitness.
One of my worst moments was when Sheila and I was marshalling Swirl How for a charity event. I almost didn’t make it to the top and i felt dreadful. I was so pleased to get off that mountain and it took about 4 weeks to recover.
Also going to New Zealand for 5 weeks didn’t particularly help my fitness because on holiday you tend to eat and drink far too much and at the wrong times. You cannot help but put weight on.
Getting that weight off is something that will happen, tomorrow, eventually, isn’t it.
We started mentally, to get into a fitness regime. I weighed myself and was 87.4 Kl.
We have been doing regular exercise in the gym and also Sheila has been cooking some fantastic fat free, healthy meals.
It’s been damned hard work at times keeping the regime going, especially with us enjoying a social beer or two but it’s paying off.
I went on a 10k run this morning and i did it in 62 minutes. 1 minute better than my best time. And having weighed myself i am now 76kl. A drop of 11.4kl. or 25lbs.
That’s comparatively like the weight of my full backpacking rucksack (less the food). I am pleased. When it’s expressed like this it makes you realise the worth of all the pain.
You will have to ask Sheila yourself what weight she is. I’m not brave enough.