I’ve Given Up On Recording Deficits This Month. It Was Becoming Incredibly Tedious And All I’ve Learnt From It Is That I Probably Have Some Kind Of Fucked Up Eating Disorder And That Instead Of Dispensing Tips To People I Should Actually Read Science Before I Come Out With “OMG I Do Shit My Own Way” Horse Shit.
I missed last night’s calorie deficit thing and I’m not doing it anymore this month.
In truth I was getting tired of it. Counting calories for any amount of time is a fucking drag. The people who can manage it for month after month deserve credit for the level of discipline they have. It isn’t easy and it takes something special.
Thanks to everyone who has given me suggestions on what I should take and leave behind on my John O’Groats challenge. The consensus seems to be that I’m taking too many clothes. Instead of bringing 7 t-shirts and 7 pairs of shorts I’ll bring 5 of each and save some space. I’m also gonna bring sunscreen, some more base layers and possibly a pair of trousers for night time in the Scottish Highlands. Might bring a pencil skirt instead.
Someone told me that I don’t need anti-perspirant and that’s probably the first and last time someone is ever gonna tell me that. I use roll-on and spray these days to try to cause as little offence as possible.
Just back from my long run this week. It was only 10 miles but it was pretty enjoyable. No real negativity in my mindset and my body was strong.
The thing with the Lands End to John O’Groats challenge is that if I have one bad day it doesn’t mean I’ve failed it. I can come back the next day stronger. I’m happy to start slow and gradually build upon my distances as the month progresses.
The biggest issue for me will be buying new shoes at some point. The biggest problem I face there is blisters from new footwear. My plan is to do maybe 2 or 3 long days leading up to the change over of shoes and to then get the new shoes and wear them in slowly. I think I’ll stick with the Asics Gel Kayano just to make the changeover as seamless as possible.