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« on: August 04, 2008, 08:02:52 pm »
I've been very very slack with excercise lately it's winter and cold! so I've put my name down to do a couple of fun runs etc. writing it down here should help with motivation too.

One is in three weeks, it's 12 km run which is relatively flat with a couple of small hills mainly on bitumen. I 've done no real training except for a few sporadic 4-5 km easy runs. The run is is three weeks time so I've only just got time to run my shoes in. I did this run a few times in the past.

Age 8 - I did it in 64 minutes, beat my phys ed teacher!

Age 23 - 51min 6 sec (some training, I was really into parties terrible diet! Hungry jacks (Burger King) beer, bourbon.

Age 30 - ??? Zero carb  (no partying, 3 weeks training)

Another is in 3 months, its a 14km run with rock hopping, jumping into the ocean etc I have not done this before so I will see what sort of time I'm going to get. Hopefully close to an hour.
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Re: Andrew's Journal
« Reply #1 on: August 04, 2008, 10:01:46 pm »
Yeah, it would be interesting...

Will you fast for some time before the sprint? Just to feel lighter...?
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2008, 08:34:34 am »
This is so cool!  Andrew, what are you doing for training now?  Anything?  Keep us posted.

And how did I miss this new journal?  Craig, can we extend the new posts near the bottom of the main page to include, like, way more?  How about 50 posts, pretty please?
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Re: Andrew's Journal
« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2008, 09:48:11 am »
I started clicking "Show unread posts since your last visit" when I ran into that problem

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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2008, 10:11:18 am »
Right, but sometimes when the unread posts are many, it is difficult to read under that unread post dealy.  I know Craig can reset it, as I see other boards with more shown, and so once again Satya is a pain in the a$$. 
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Re: Andrew's Journal
« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2008, 10:13:26 am »
Well, then, by all means! *bows*










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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2008, 11:23:46 am »
Great Andrew!

You remember what you ran at age 8? We used to have the Presidential Fitness test or something like that when I was in school but I never kept any of the results. That didn't make us run that far though.

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« Reply #7 on: August 08, 2008, 11:25:45 am »
This is so cool!  Andrew, what are you doing for training now?  Anything?  Keep us posted.

And how did I miss this new journal?  Craig, can we extend the new posts near the bottom of the main page to include, like, way more?  How about 50 posts, pretty please?

From the fourth! I just noticed it too! Yeah, I will do.

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Re: Andrew's Journal
« Reply #8 on: August 08, 2008, 06:15:57 pm »
This is so cool!  Andrew, what are you doing for training now?  Anything?  Keep us posted.




I've been really slack this year but I'm starting up again, I don't know much about training and bodybuilding and will be trying to learn a bit more.

I usually surf, rock climb, beach run and for bodybuilding do weighted pull ups and weighted dips until failure. I'm keeping it simple and outdoors. I do the weights in my back yard in the sun, I'm not a fan of gyms find them pretty gross.

Oh yeah and I might do some weighted lunges for my legs.




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« Reply #9 on: August 13, 2008, 11:33:27 pm »
Over 2 months zero carb now. It's been difficult holding to the zero carb thingy especially while working away and eating out but I'm doing really well. My work mate is eating natural oysters and 'blue steaks' as well now (there's a french restaurant here where the chef isn't afraid to serve almost raw steak) I brought away 2.5 kgs of meat/suet mix in a cooler bag which I've already finished (85% fat).

Since zero carb I've beefed up more than I was with RVAF. My neck is thicker as are chest/shoulders even without exercise.  I'm more cut as well. All meat suits my body for sure.

I now find even the smallest amount of cooked food effects me now. Less tolerance, get exhausted. I seem to detox almost immediatley with rings under my eyes etc. really putting me off touching the stuff.

I still need to start exercising but being away makes it difficult.

Cheers

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Re: Andrew's Journal
« Reply #10 on: August 13, 2008, 11:57:46 pm »
Sounds good! I keep forgetting you live in Australia, that seems like such a cool place from where I live (New Jersey, USA).

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« Reply #11 on: August 14, 2008, 11:08:39 pm »
Great news. Andrew! Keep it up.  :)

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« Reply #12 on: August 18, 2008, 07:41:35 pm »
Great news. Andrew! Keep it up.  :)
Sounds good! I keep forgetting you live in Australia, that seems like such a cool place from where I live (New Jersey, USA).

Cheers guys!

Today did a 6km run felt really good, fat burning  mode (diesel mode!) kicked in very quickly hit my stride early and I could of run 6 more. I had an ice cold shower to finish off, I've been a heat machine lately anyway so I've been swimming in the ocean as well (it's winter)

I've been running with these shoes, I would prefer barefoot but...




They have no arch support and almost no cushioning. Australian professional tennis players wore them from the 1930's to 1970's. There an icon here and people still wear them. They are only $25.

ps while I was running I was even contemplating doing my first marathon  :o (must be because the Olympics are on)

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« Reply #13 on: August 20, 2008, 02:11:53 pm »
Over 2 months zero carb now. It's been difficult holding to the zero carb thingy especially while working away and eating out but I'm doing really well. My work mate is eating natural oysters and 'blue steaks' as well now (there's a french restaurant here where the chef isn't afraid to serve almost raw steak) I brought away 2.5 kgs of meat/suet mix in a cooler bag which I've already finished (85% fat).

Since zero carb I've beefed up more than I was with RVAF. My neck is thicker as are chest/shoulders even without exercise.  I'm more cut as well. All meat suits my body for sure.

I now find even the smallest amount of cooked food effects me now. Less tolerance, get exhausted. I seem to detox almost immediatley with rings under my eyes etc. really putting me off touching the stuff.

I still need to start exercising but being away makes it difficult.

Cheers

Andrew

I was out of town the past two weekends and let me tell you. I had some coconut shrimp and had such bad indigestion and heart-burn I almost vomited. I wish I had because the heart-burn was relentless!

So for that bike, do you want it to be yours? I've thought of getting one. Not like that but a regular ten-speed or something.

I wish I could get people to eat like me! Good job in spreading the word!

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« Reply #14 on: September 07, 2008, 12:09:28 am »
3 months raw carnivore now, pretty happy with my achievement.

I started to get a bit of hay fever yesterday I was hoping to not get it this year so I was pretty bummed. So last night out of desperation I thought I would eat a half a pound of ' high' heart, it did the trick, slept 10 hours and had a great day even though the wind was right for a high pollen count.

I spent some time sun baking today  and completed a 9km beach run on soft sand, felt good too, I'm happy with my cardio fitness, it's coming along nicely, I also busted out some weighted pull ups and dips too. I plan to get the kayak out with these nice days we've been having.

Been thinking about reducing my my work load, things have been slack in the business I'm in but I still want more time off! I know for certain that a calm life is important for health and although I like my job, I know for me, to truly be healthy I need free time. I know it sounds lazy and decadent but anyways for the moment I will  make time while working full time and see how i go.

I'm going in a 10km cross country race in two weeks, I aim to have fun and not be competitive. I'm a shocker when it comes to sports and going too hard.

That's it for now
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« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2008, 02:22:49 am »

Since zero carb I've beefed up more than I was with RVAF. My neck is thicker as are chest/shoulders even without exercise.  I'm more cut as well. All meat suits my body for sure.


Andrew, I'd like some evidence of this statement of yours above.  ;)  IOW, a picture is worth 1000 words.  Before and after pics would be worth 10002 words.

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« Reply #16 on: September 12, 2008, 07:00:01 am »
yeah  I agree photos are good, I wish I had taken a photo when I was a skinny stick from my low carb diet. I'll definitely post a before and after set when I've been doing the diet for 2 years which isn't that far off.
I need a scanner for the before shot.

I 've got some   'in progress photos' on my phone which shat itself the other day.
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« Reply #17 on: September 13, 2008, 05:12:09 pm »
Well, entered my first race in over 7 years and this time zero carb  raw carnivore. It was a 9.6 km adventure cross country course with steep hills you had to climb up, rock hopping and slippery downhills.
I felt pretty good until I hit the first of many steep hills (which I haven't trained on),  so that killed me. I just didn't have the legs.
Did really well on the downhills and flats though

I did it in 51 minutes. Didn't get thirsty or drink any water on course except for a few sips when I got back to the car. Didn't hardly sweat and my brother reckons I looked like I wasn't even tired compared to the other people crossing the line. Recovered very quickly. Within a minute my heart rate was right down. I've ordered a heart rate monitor which I'll get next week. Should be interesting to see my how my heart rate changes as I (hopefully) get fitter!

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« Reply #18 on: September 13, 2008, 11:55:45 pm »
Congratulations on your race, Andrew!  So, you'll be doing some hill training next time, eh?  Have you always been a light sweater?

Cheers!

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Re: Andrew's Journal
« Reply #19 on: September 14, 2008, 12:01:49 am »
Have you always been a light sweater?


Must... not... make... corny joke...  :'( :-X

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« Reply #20 on: September 14, 2008, 12:15:00 am »
I know, why don't you be constructive and change my wording or something.  :P

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« Reply #21 on: September 16, 2008, 08:59:31 am »
When I drank beer years ago, one of my favorites was Sheaf stout from Australia. 

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« Reply #22 on: September 16, 2008, 10:34:41 am »
I'm a beer (especially stout) lover, it's going to be one tough summer!





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« Reply #23 on: September 21, 2008, 12:31:03 pm »
Life versus diet.

Had a bit of stress lately with health issues including giving myself a hernia, I pushed it back in, my doctor says that I should be OK and to take it easy and lay off weights...I celebrated with a fast 12 km run!

Went to a party last night, my friends came round and practically dragged me out of the house (I have been a hermit due to this zero carb thing) and I cracked and broke my 'zero carb rule ' I drank enough beer to feel a tipsy I had a good time it was great to talk to people and girls I needed it but am I ruining all my good work?

This morning I couldn't get out of bed because my legs were cramping all over with shooting pains. Still struggling now.

So yeah weird week. I'm back on the 'zero carb' path though.

Ps Love my new heart rate monitor resting 64? max 210!!?? wtf am i dieing!
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« Reply #24 on: September 21, 2008, 10:05:38 pm »

I also met up with a group of friends yesterday and everyone was drinking except me. Still had alot of fun, enjoyed the conversation and feeling great this morning. You don't need to drink to have a good time...trust me you...I hadn't had this much pleasure in a long time...alcohol NOT included! :)