So, Sunday (Oct 1 2017) was my next attempt at an Ultra. The Blues Cruise 50 K Ultra. Firstly, what a beautiful course in / around Blue Marsh National Recreation Area in the northwest of the city of Reading, Pennsylvania, USA. Very well organized, very well run, 7 themed aid stations and the attendance this year was the largest ever at 450 runners. Continue reading “Blues Cruise – 50K Ultra attempt”
Well in fairness, this began on November 1st 2016, but I can’t and shouldn’t back date blog posts, so it begins today.
Let me take you back to about 2 weeks before November 1st. I was looking for a change, I was feeling fat (in fairness I was not obese or anything of that nature most people probably didn’t even know I had some weight I wanted to lose, I always say I carried it well), I wanted to lose maybe 10 lbs, I wanted to get back in to running and maybe even attempt a second 50 mile Ultra-marathon in 2017. I had tried cleanses before but this time I wanted it to be different, something that could be a lifestyle change, something I could, if I wanted to, maintain for life. Having lots of health conscious and fit people in my life, Paleo was something that came up frequently, so I knew of it. After doing some research, and ordering a couple books, I opted for a 21 day Paleo plan. A guided day by day plan to keep e on the Paleo track and guide me to 3 weeks of success.
I made small changes 2 weeks leading up to Day 1 on November 1st, 2016 and on day 1, went full Paleo, including no alcohol, though I did keep coffee in (I drink 1, maybe 2 espresso, no sugar, no milk, per day).
Here are some of my Facebook posts through that 21 day journey: Continue reading “So it begins”