I have had a very interesting week, I have made an important decision about the next seven weeks regarding the Great South Run, hopefully it will be the right decision? I have also spent a day with Thinking Slimmer making a video for them. How time has gone so fast to be at this point to give Thinking Slimmer something back for all their help and support.
On Tuesday Chris Roycroft-Davis spent the day with me, it was a great day learning how to do interviews and handle questions, and making the success video http://ow.ly/6pPe7 The day gave me such a big boost as we talked about different thinks and about how they see my success which I still find hard to see as my journey still has some way to go. But I am getting better at accepting my success whilst still seeing the road ahead.
With only seven weeks until the Great South Run and having produced a good run and time for Five miles yesterday taking into account my injury problems that was an absolute bonus, as I was running and feeling good with myself I made the decision that between now and the race I will concentrate only on my training, which means hydration and fueling my body, if I get these things right I give myself the best possible chance to do the best training I can do and be able to complete the race with the minimal risk of carrying an injury into the race or in training. I have now realized that my body could not have done this much work with no injuries, so at least I have come to terms with this.
I am not going to post my weight until race day because I know my weight will fluctuate, more so as I stop the x-box until after the race unless really bad weather sets in then I will still exercise indoors. I have put on a couple of pounds max this week but clearly my aim now is the Great South Run firstly for me secondly for Diabetes UK http://www.justgiving.com/Darin-McCloud, Text SLIM65 £5 to 70070 (any amount where £5 goes) and thirdly for http://www.ThinkingSlimmer.com Please donate, even £1 will make a difference.
I hope that I am making the right choice's and after the race I can go back to the weight loss, if I'm honest I would love to be 15 Stone for the race but now I realize the training comes first for now. If anyone thinks this is wrong please give feedback. My blogs will be about my training for the race I feel that distance may be short but I will be good for the race, I am learning to run for longer periods and having shorter recovery walks, breathing is the key to this by standing more upright allowing more air into my lungs, this really does work and the improvements are quite dramatic.