Browsing Archive: August, 2012

Old Age & Aching Knee's.

Posted by Nigel Reed on Thursday, August 30, 2012,
Tuesday and wednesday were good days 10km Tuesday & 90 minutes of interval work on wednesday while pushing my newspaper delivery push chair.Very high tech.
Thursday though my knee's ached I over did it BUT its Friday now and the knees are good must be a good sign.
I am confident now that I can jog/walk the 42km daily so will be cutting back the km and concentrating on high interval training TABATA.
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He is not protection from Storms but shelter during..

Posted by Nigel Reed on Tuesday, August 28, 2012,
As a result of my stomach ulcers playing up after taking anti inflamatory tablets I had a bad night I woke up tired and low finaly I got to the gym and did a slow 5km run on the treadmill came home feeling good.
May sound silly when I will be doing 34 marathons over 34 days in 4 weeks but It left me feeling good.I would also like to say that once I checked facebook It was great to see how many friends I do have.There have been many times when I have been low and my faith has pulled me through....
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Twitter friends

Posted by Nigel Reed on Tuesday, August 28, 2012,
To all my friends on twitter I have a bug and cannot post, so please follow my blogs through this website, you are important to me and 850 young people in Queensland who have cystic fibrosis. .
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Sausage Sizzles along the route.

Posted by Nigel Reed on Saturday, August 25, 2012,
Sadly there has been little support from people approached along the route for fundraising opportunities so we decided to approach butchers alon the route as we go up to hold sausage sizzles maybe we can raise some funds that way.

I must say a big thank you to Cheryl and Steve who have orrganised a launch at their own home and have provided the food as a sponsorship Cheers my two wonderful friends.

We understand that LJ Hookers Port Douglas are organising a walkathon to run along the day I star...
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Getting close.

Posted by Nigel Reed on Saturday, August 25, 2012,
Well have had a good days training today 17km spread over the gym and road 8km interval training on the treadmill then 9km on the road over 2 hours so feel great.
Still no response from the local newspapers along the route plus no response from schools to talk to about bullying.
I am convinced that the time on the road will generate interest however we do have Greg Carey morning radio on side and he has indicated we will talk in the next 2 weeks hope so need funds for food and suppliments and f...
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The Challengeof self doubt.

Posted by Nigel Reed on Monday, August 20, 2012,
Never Never Give Up.

Three statements made by others in my early Life unfortunately shaped the future " Be Careful what you say to You Children".The first was " You will never Drive" The second " You will never ammount to anything ". The third was " You are a waste of space".
Whatever people say do not surrender the wonderful flower that is just waiting to bloom its called potential !!! we all have it.   
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Great News.

Posted by Nigel Reed on Friday, August 17, 2012,
Just been told that LJ Hokkers in Port Douglas will be having a walkathon and BBQ on the 30th September to kick the walk off.Cheers guys!

Have also been informed that Vasyli have designed our tee-shirts and vehicle banner great Job done by Chris Bell.

Have been pain free on my right knee although my right foot still goes numb in shoes.

However I did a good training session 3km easy walk followed by 4/1km sprints @ 8.2km per hour then a 3km easy walk home.

Good to hear Philip Di Bella and Jeffery ...
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Good Day

Posted by Nigel Reed on Sunday, August 12, 2012,
It may not be a marathon but today was a good day went down to the gym and did 6.2 km on the treadmill running all the way to test my knee well NO pain before or after that give me some thing to build on aiming at doing 6 hour marathons on route.A combination of power walk and jogging.I did this in my trusty Bedrock Sandals cheers guys.
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knee problem

Posted by Nigel Reed on Saturday, August 11, 2012,
After doing 8km yesterday although there was some pain during the walk I have not woke up with any discomfort so the anti inflamatory treatment is working GREAT.

We are only 6 weeks out from the begining and I do feel a a little aprehensive because of the time lost with the foot and knee issues but as my good friend Peter Why told me back on my first walk in 1990 " Just put one foot in front of the Other".

I can only imagine how my inspirational mentor who I never met by the way Terry Fox felt ...
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The need for support

Posted by Nigel Reed on Tuesday, August 7, 2012,
To all the committed people out there world wide that everyday get up and raise money out of love for other people less fortunate, KEEP YOUR CHIN UP!!!!!!!.Everyday we wake looking for email's, posts on face book and letters in the post.Many days there is nothing! then suddenly a donation, a sponsor responds, a friend gives you a word of encouragment somedays the memory of a lost one is hard to deal with but we keep going.

What I have found hard to understand over the years, is many of those p...
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Posted by Nigel Reed on Tuesday, August 7, 2012,

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Posted by Nigel Reed on Tuesday, August 7, 2012,
Great day today at physio no significant problems with knee so treatment will see huge improvment Quads tigh need more stretching.So Good day See you guys.
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Great News!!!!!

Posted by Nigel Reed on Sunday, August 5, 2012,
Good news today I changed my Dr and the new one is a runner after checking for my pulse he informs me I do not have Periferal Artery Disease. my right foot numbness is as a result so many miles. My knee pain is jumpers knee and can be rectified before I set off.

If the person who donated $40 and chose not to say who they were THANK YOU so very much for your kind donation.

This is what makes it all worth while helping these young hero's.

To all my supporters thanks for everything guys. ...
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Posted by Nigel Reed on Sunday, August 5, 2012,
So Pissed off with hackers cannot post on Twitter you wonderful people tha follow THANK YOU you are great keep following staring on Sept 30th 34 marathons in 34 days age 68 to keep a promise made 19 years ago I love you Zoe Reed.
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Change of Doctor

Posted by Nigel Reed on Friday, August 3, 2012,

I I have changed Doctor as it has become a little like catch 22 with the numbness in my right foot being the same leg as my sore knee if I wear a knee brace I wonder if it could restrict circulation even more.

So with only 8 weeks before I set off from Port douglas I need to see what can be done with the knee tape strapping seems to make sense  but maybe a small op who knows.

I will be wearing my bedrock sandals (Modifide with a thicker rubber sole) the reason for that is to reduce jarring on m...

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The Book

Posted by Nigel Reed on Friday, August 3, 2012,
Hi Guys I guess we thought getting a book published was the hardest step NO selling it is prooving far harder.SO what do we do well I have decided to push OUR book in the push chair 34 marathons in 34 days pushing my book so if your on the route heres your chance for a signed book.PLUS for every book we sell Cystic Fibrosis Queensland will get $2.00.
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A little Boys challenge

Posted by Nigel Reed on Thursday, August 2, 2012,
In 1997 I spoke to a school in Southport i mention Terry Fox and how he had inspired me.The little boy put his hand up and asked If I would finish his dream.
In 2014 I will be 70 years of age but the little boys challenge still burns in my heart so if you live in Canada and have any involvement in Cystic fibrosis I will do my run across Canada for you guys in 2014.
So please if you can help by starting a network of supporters it would be great.
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There comes a time to step down and others to step up.

Posted by Nigel Reed on Wednesday, August 1, 2012,
In 1987 a brief ad for the Terry Fox run of hope showing his courage and care for others changed my life his words ring true today.
I would like challenge others to first put the past behind them and then take a hard look around themselves and find who they can help.

Embark upon a journey of SERVICE and do not be suprised if people take note and follow.

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