I’m stoked to say that on May 6th 2019 I
completed my first marathon!
Thank you so much to everyone who has helped me raise money for Marie Curie by sponsoring me on my marathon. I am overwhelmed by the support and kind words – and the very generous anonymous donations too – thank you – whoever you are!! ✔🏃♀️😃
Three years ago I started my ketogenic (low-carbohydrate) journey, lost a lot of weight, and much to my surprise went from “couch to runner” in early 2017. Since then, I’ve continued to experiment to see what I can do with my newfound ketogenic energy. I discovered I didn’t need sugars and carbohydrates to do the things I wanted to do from weightlifting, cycling, running, and more. I could do them in a completely fasted state just fuelling with my body’s stored fat. Of course, I wanted to find out how far I could go. Could I run a marathon without any sugar?
First of all – thank you
so much to everyone who has helped me raise money for Marie Curie by sponsoring
me on my marathon run on 6th May.
I am overwhelmed by the support and kind words – and the very generous anonymous
donations too – thank you – whoever you are!!
The experiment has begun. I’ll write more after the marathon – when I will be able to tell you if I was able to complete the race using the protocol, along with all the details. In the meantime, here is a quick update.
I ran the “MK Rocket 5k” this morning (the MK marathon is tomorrow and starts at 10am). I didn’t aim for speed – not wanting to put pressure on the day before the marathon but yet I was pleased with my result of 25:57. I did this of course, in a fasted state with no sugar as usual – I felt fantastic at the end of the race and all went well.
With my first ever marathon coming up in one week’s time (6th May) some have been asking about my latest preparations.
In many ways I have been preparing for this event since I started my low-carb / ketogenic diet back in April 2016. Since then I lost a lot of weight and as I became energised, I became interested to learn how far I could push myself in this new found state.