Browsing Archive: July, 2012

Change in approach.

Posted by Nigel Reed on Tuesday, July 31, 2012,
With my knees still aching I have decided to revert to doing circuit training to stay as fit as possible prior to walk.To all my twitter friends we need $30 to reach our first $1000 in donations PLEASE give it a thought take a look at http://www.everydayhero.com.au/nigel_reed how about 3x$10 Guys.we could give 2 families a weekend some place to focus on their personal relationship.Have a great day Guys. 
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Sore knee's.

Posted by Nigel Reed on Sunday, July 29, 2012,
Awoke with sore knees time to rest so until the walk starts on 30th sept will just do eliptycal interval training with TABATA training. 
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Emotionaly hard day.

Posted by Nigel Reed on Tuesday, July 24, 2012,
Lots of tears yesterday hard to stay foccussed must thank my facebook friends for their on going support not being in Queensland limits the fundraising options.Being on a state elderly pension restricts the ammount of funds we have to allocate to the project.When told we now have to pay $20 a week back to goverment my heart dropped but hey there are millions that do not even get the pension.we will still be on the road in Port Douglas on the 30th September.Cheers Guys.  
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Daily Challenges.

Posted by Nigel Reed on Monday, July 23, 2012,
Woke to day feeling good soon to learn that it very often is our daily living challenges that stress us out.We had hoped that we could sell a few books along the route to improve our standard of living as pensioners on the stae pension.But a phone call from social security blew that away even though we have provided them with all the correct documentation we owe $1700 each for something in 2011.Doing a marathon every day for 34 days a walk in the park compared to dealing with beauracrats and ...
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Birthdays.

Posted by Nigel Reed on Sunday, July 22, 2012,

Over my 68 years I have celebrated birthdays with a light hearted approach however today I saw a post on facebook where a young woman with Cystic Fibrosis had just turned 40 my comment was WOW.Why ? well how many friends had she lost? how many times had she been in hospital? how many hours of physio had she endured ? how many tablets had she taken?
  I know how many Zoe did  in 11 short years.
So Friends next time we have a birthday lets for a second think about those who battle daily for their...


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Health Issues

Posted by Nigel Reed on Sunday, July 22, 2012,
After a visit to the doctor it is obvious that the ankle pain i feel during the night is wear and tear over the last 20 years of training and walking for events.On Doctors advice I will be taking pain killers before i go to sleep.The other issue is periferal a artery disease this now leaves my feet very cold at night so the answer has been hand knitted bed socks.PAD also ccauses numbness to my feet when I have shoes on after about 20 minutes the only way round this will be intervals of joggin...
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Wet Day.

Posted by Nigel Reed on Sunday, July 22, 2012,
Hi everyone a truly wet day put of my jog till the afternoon still raining must admit though it was a great feeling out there running along side the Ocean watching it churn wildly.Felt good at the end my right knee with Medical tape on stood up well.
Its a concern that we did not get a good response from schools in fact none at all plus a poor response from Caravan Parks.
One thing I learned from selling insurance is " EVERY NO GETS YOU CLOSER TO A YES".
Lets see what tomorrow brings.


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9 weeks out.

Posted by Nigel Reed on Saturday, July 21, 2012,
Hi Guys well 9 weeks out from the start of the jog feel in good health I have dropped 19 kilo and I am fitter than I have been for many years.I only have a couple of concerns my numb feet through having PAD and my runners knee have started using MedicaL tape on the knees and my sponsor VASYLI has provided me with medical orthotics that have helped reduce the burning sensation Cheers!!!!!!!! Chris.
We are still $1000 short of our logistical budget for fuel and site fees but we have our tickets....
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