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Before and After

MattW

Well-known member
#1
Had a health screen at work today (have them every year now), and still have my results from 2007.

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All that changed from 2007 to now is that I run. Put a before and after to show the difference! (before is one of my wedding photos)
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@Brogan will probably find the results interesting from the health screen.
 

Brogan

XenForo moderator
Staff member
#2
Massive improvement there Matt and testament to what a bit of exercise can do.

Well done chap!

97.5cm though! What a bloater! :D
 

AdamD

Well-known member
#5
Well done Matt, that's quite a transformation, well done
What made you decide to change? Was it anything in particular?
And where'd you get the will power from? lol
 

MattW

Well-known member
#6
Well done Matt, that's quite a transformation, well done
What made you decide to change? Was it anything in particular?
And where'd you get the will power from? lol
I was 26, and could feel my heart pounding in my chest when walking up the stairs at home. There were a few people at work who ran during their lunch hour, so I started to go out with them. That's where it all started really, and I just stuck with it.

The willpower comes from the fact I can eat this (wife made it today):
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and not have to really worry about it ;)
 

MattW

Well-known member
#8
I only really struggle when I'm working nights (this week). Only manage to get about 4 hours sleep during the day, and then trying to go out for a run when it's dark / cold / raining in my lunch break is the only part where I have to really motivate myself. Going out in about 10 minutes for a steady 10KM.

I've also found having a target helps. I'm doing a few more half marathons next year. Currently training for Silverstone in March, and aiming to get under 1hour 30minutes
 

Andy.N

Well-known member
#14
Congrats @MattW
I had my physical checkup last months after years of not doing it and the results are in. Everything is in well within range.
It helps that I started going to the gym several days a week.
Hopefully I can get to do the NYC marathon in a few years.
 

MattW

Well-known member
#15
How long did you do that before you felt like you could increase it? I'm thinking of starting all of this again...
Was a few months before I felt confident enough to start to run longer. My goal was originally to be able to run 6KM, which there was a specific route I wanted to be able to run. Once I'd then managed to complete that route (took me 1 hour originally to be able to do it), I entered my first 10KM race a few months later.
I then started doing a regular 5KM route around work in my lunch break, and that's where it all took off from really.
 

Jeremy

Well-known member
#17
I live in the perfect area for a nice loop around town through a park (about 10 blocks through the south portion of town until you get to the entrance and the entrance is 3 blocks the other way from my street).

Now if only I could find the time. Or will power.
 

MattW

Well-known member
#18
This is my 6.2KM loop at home which I do, that had some nice views enroute

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There is also a country park where I do the 5KM Park Run race on a Saturday when I get chance.

This is my favourite half marathon route:
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I'm sure @Brogan will recognise the route ;)