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.
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.