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Taken outside of my comfort zone - London to Brighton overnight 100k walk

Ottomummy
OttomummyHealthy BMI
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Wow - I actually don't believe I did this. I apologise, but a lady on this Community mentioned she has signed up to the L2B 62 mile walk, I mentioned this to my husband back in January and he said "let's do it"! Out of sheer stupidity I agreed and we signed up.

That was the spur we both needed to lose weight and get fit and oh-boy, did it work! We had a challenge in site, we had sponsors, we just couldn't give in. I got fitter, I lost weight and finally, last weekend, we walked non-stop from Richmond Park in London, all the way, through the night, into the morning, to Brighton Racecourse.

I admit, by the time we finished, I was a wreck, an emotional one too as my step kids surprised us at the end by coming to cheer us in. I do urge anyone to do the same - we had a goal that we just couldn't let slip. I have never, ever done anything like this before, never run a marathon or anything else long distance, but I read up on it and I put my whole mind and body into the experience. Interestingly, it helped me bust the myth of "oh, I've just done a walk, now I can eat". I had horrible stomach cramps during the walk and it wasn't possible for me to eat anything other than a banana at the rest stops - along with drinking copious amounts of water - I only lost 2lb over the 24hr period! Which, stuffing the pizza at the end, I put back on.

Now I need to maintain my weight. I'm not doing another 100k..... not for a long time! The euphoria is wearing off but the blister pains are not. I do put my achievement down to this Community -- (a) I would never have heard of such a walk and (b) I would never have lost the weight without being surrounded by such dedicated people all longing for the same end result. Let's get fitter and as a result - thinner!

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Hidden
Hidden3 stone

That's amazing, congratulations πŸ†πŸ† 100k your poor feet I'm not surprised you have blisters πŸ‘£ I'm totally impressed go you πŸŽ‰πŸŽ‰ xx

moreless
morelessAdministrator

WOOHOO, OTTOMUMMY!!!! WTG you!!!! How clever are you??!! I'm delighted for you and my pom poms are going totally crackers!!! :) :) :)

What an amazing feat, both the walk and the fantastic weight loss and fitness story. You're a total inspiration! :)

Sit down, put your feet in a foot bath and bathe in the glory :)

Caz28
Caz287lbs

I'm not surprised you got blisters, that's a heck of a long walk! Congratulations on your achievements, losing weight, getting fit and completing th walk! πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

Tiggerr
Tiggerr10 kg

Great post Ottomummy. Congratulations on completing the walk, on your journey to being able to accomplish the walk and for this inspirational post.

IndigoBlue61
IndigoBlue61Administrator

What a fantastic achievement, very very well done Ottomummy πŸ˜ŠπŸŽ‰πŸ‘πŸ‘ŸπŸ…β€οΈπŸ˜Š

An excellent achievement, and an event you will remember for the rest of your life 😊

Ottomummy
OttomummyHealthy BMI
in reply to IndigoBlue61

oh yes, we certainly will never, ever forget! Especially as it was our 16th wedding anniversary too!

Minniewinny
Minniewinny5 stone
in reply to Ottomummy

Happy Anniversary belated!!

✊ Respect! I did that once when I was 16 years old. I cried the last 7k or something. It was so tough. My feet were bleeding. I hope you heal well.

Ottomummy
OttomummyHealthy BMI
in reply to PippiRuns

I no longer have a little toe on my right foot..... just a blister, where the toe used to be! I was taken by surprise bursting into tears at the end, up until that point it was just an endurance.

PippiRuns
PippiRuns5kg
in reply to Ottomummy

Oh, I know how much that hurts 😭😭

Ceals
Ceals3 stone

Wow! I am in awe, well done you and how lovely of your step children to turn up to cheer you on.

What an inspiration.

Trimmerteacher
TrimmerteacherMaintainer

Wow! That's amazing, an inspiration to us all, Ottomummy. Very well done!πŸ‘

Well done you and hubby.

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wa2un7
wa2un7Maintainer

Congratulations. That was a remarkable achievement and the prep must have taken a lot of determination and dedication. I hope once the blisters are a thing of the past you will remember it as one of the greatest and most memorable days of your life.πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’πŸ’

Hidden
HiddenAdministrator

amazing well done x x

Well done you. A few years ago I did the Oxfam 100 km Trailfinder walk over the South Downs. My big toe nails went black and eventually fell off. I haven't wanted to repeat the experience! Daisy1925

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