By Jamie Hill
Trying to lose weight and change your body shape is like trying to do a three-point turn in a boating lake with an oil tanker.
I've had a breakthrough. I actually enjoyed my five kilometre run this morning.
That's right. I didn't find it painful. Three weeks into this ridiculous challenge and I finally found myself actually enjoying myself. It kind of goes against the 'pain' bit in the title of the blog. I'm not meant to enjoy myself. I might hit myself over the head with a frying pan later just to give myself some pain.
Yesterday, I had a complete physical rest. I didn't even do the walk to school like normal which is a two mile round trip. I think it worked.
The aches in my body were gone and for the first three kilometres I was running like I should have been all along. I lost myself in it. Listening to music, running in the countryside. It was perfect.
For the last two kilometres it started drizzling but even that didn't dampen my spirits. I had a bit of a stitch at one point and I was still breathing heavily and sweating like a rapist but I didn't seem to mind.
I think something's clicked in my body and it's stopped fighting me. Even the 1,000 calorie days have got a bit easier. I can now hear the telly over my stomach growling which is good.
Well, it's only taken three weeks of pain to finally feel like I'm getting somewhere.
It's good timing as for the next week I've got to up the ante to prepare myself for the 10,000 metre challenge on the 29th day. This is the day after the 28 Days of Pain ends by the way. I don't know why I didn't call the challenge 29 Days of Pain. It just didn't sound as good.
Anyway, only seven days to go, that's one week, until this challenge ends and I have to run 10,000 metres.
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