By Jamie Hill
Fat Joke #389 - I'm a light eater. As soon as it's light I start eating....
For the last couple of days the aches in my body seem to be getting worse and worse. When I get up from sitting down it takes my legs about five minutes to wake up.
I think my body is rebelling against me and is complaining in the loudest possible terms that it wants me to stop all this exercise nonsense. To give it credit I have put my body through quite a lot recently. It probably hates me. It's probably gone out and bought a metaphorical dart board with a picture of me pinned on it. If there were metaphorical statues of me, it would be pulling them down. It would be starting its own metaphorical occupy movement against me with placards like 'Down with This Sort of Thing' and 'The Running must stop'. It is doing all it can to make this running as hard as possible (short of getting a metaphorical guillotine out and going the whole hog with this revolution analogy).
Like the riot police I'm going to stand up to this rebellious body thing that's going on. I'm going to kettle it and push through it.
It probably doesn't help that I'm not really eating properly at the moment. Yesterday I consumed 963 calories throughout the whole 24 hour period and that's on top of eating under 1500 calories the day before (I can't remember the exact amount but I'm sure I probably wrote it down in a previous blog).
For the first time during this challenge I kept waking up hungry last night. I was starving.
Meaning this morning, when I woke up I felt exhausted as if I hadn't really slept at all. So, it took a massive effort of will to get out and go on my run this morning. My whole body ached.
And it didn't stop aching throughout the five kilometres. It made it as difficult as possible. The final two kilometres were especially hard.
On the plus side, I don't seem to be getting stitches any more. But I still seem to be sweating buckets. It actually gets quite painful in your eyes after a while.
It was a huge effort of will to do the run this morning. I'm not running until Friday now, so hopefully my body will recover itself.
Today I'm only allowed to consume 1,500 calories at the most. I don't think that'll cause any great stress though.
Only nine days left until my 10,000 metre killer run!
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