By Jamie Hill
Reasons to lose weight #56 - To be able to run and jump without worrying about breaking the planet.
So, here we are. For the past two weeks my legs have constantly ached. Whenever I stand up I feel like I'm 90 years old and that my legs will only carry me a short distance. They ache. They really do. If it carries on like this a zimmer frame might have to be on the cards.
Today is a fasting day. That's right, I'm only allowed 1,000 calories throughout the 24 hour period. As you probably know from reading this blog, I don't like the fasting days. They stink.
But yesterday, I managed to only have 1,340 calories during the 24 hour period and that was without really trying. So I think maybe this 1,500 calorie limit on a normal day will actually work. It'll be interesting to see how my stomach reacts to the 1,000 calorie day.
I'm trying to keep my motivation up at the moment for this challenge. After today I'll only have seven more runs and three more fasting days to go. That's quite positive. When you break the numbers down like that, it seems a lot easier.
As you've probably guessed I drew my inspiration to do this challenge from The Olympics and Mo Farah to be specific. I watched every second of his 10,000 metres win like a hawk, apart from the bit where I went to the shop to get a paper and made myself a cup of tea.... as it does go on a bit. But apart from those bits, I found it the most exciting athletics race I've seen in a long time. For the last 400 metres I was on my feet and shouting at the screen (and not because a family member had walked in front of it).
I really found him inspirational and that is why I drew up this plan for the 28 Days. When I say drew up, I didn't actually write it anywhere, I just, kind of, thought of it.
I'm still not sure of Mo's odd shaped mushroom thing he does with his hands afterwards. I think I like it in a really British way. It lacks the coolness of Usain Bolt's lightening bolt stance somewhat and I think that's why I like it. It just seems very British. I've been trying to practice making a 'J' shape for when I finish this but I can't seem to manage it.
I've only got 10 Days now until this challenge is over and I try to emulate Mo with my own 10,000 metre challenge.
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