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Keeping going for 365 days? I just don't think it's possible.
« on: January 06, 2015, 04:39:05 pm »
I'm sorry to have to say this but honestly I don't think I'll be able to keep this up for 365 days.

The stress of wondering how Steve's doing every single day for the rest of the year will probably finish me off.

There, I've said it. I'm not made of strong enough material...
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Re: Keeping going for 365 days? I just don't think it's possible.
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2015, 04:42:40 pm »
Pace yourself, and perhaps build in a few easy days and the occasional rest day. You'll be fine. Watch your nutrition, though.

Re: Keeping going for 365 days? I just don't think it's possible.
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2015, 04:45:19 pm »
Look Wobbly, I know this is a difficult task that you've set before you but if you take that sort of mindset then you've no chance. Of course you really should have considered this before you started but, as it stands, I don't think you can quit now. A lot of people are depending on you.

Perhaps it's a little bit late to the game but maybe you should set up a website to track your progress through the year. Maybe you could advertise for a support crew and solicit donations to help you along the way. I, for one, am prepared to offer a cup of tea and a piece of cake if you commit to seeing this through to the end.

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Re: Keeping going for 365 days? I just don't think it's possible.
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2015, 05:06:40 pm »
I think your lack of training is showing itself.
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Re: Keeping going for 365 days? I just don't think it's possible.
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2015, 05:28:36 pm »
Don't forget the electrolytes

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Re: Keeping going for 365 days? I just don't think it's possible.
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2015, 05:31:09 pm »
Just take the time to maintain hydration.

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Re: Keeping going for 365 days? I just don't think it's possible.
« Reply #6 on: January 06, 2015, 05:37:28 pm »
I think your lack of training is showing itself.

This is the key.

I've been preparing for 6 weeks, adjusting my chair height, lining up coffee mugs ready, and getting used to the wait for the tracking data to come in.

It's my team that is failing - having to wash up my crockery and wash my own underwear has forced me to miss some data points.
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Re: Keeping going for 365 days? I just don't think it's possible.
« Reply #7 on: January 06, 2015, 05:47:10 pm »
I think Steve is scheduled to be Wobbly's "home support" in a couple of weeks time.

he can sort out clean crockery, force-feed W some vegetable soup, give him a massage and a pep-talk.

Can you make it till then, Mr W? Should we be canvassing for some emergency home-help?   :-\
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Re: Keeping going for 365 days? I just don't think it's possible.
« Reply #8 on: January 06, 2015, 06:27:07 pm »
Don't start beating your self up over this yet, Wobbers.  It's natural you will experience low periods from time to time in an event as grueling as this.  You just need to commit to working your way through it.  OK, it's happened pretty early on which would suggest that you've not been to the pub recently.  C'mon, admit it, you haven't have you?  There must be a pub with WiFi somewhere nearby.

Good luck, matey, we're all behind you.
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Re: Keeping going for 365 days? I just don't think it's possible.
« Reply #9 on: January 06, 2015, 07:02:04 pm »
Just MTFU ;)

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Re: Keeping going for 365 days? I just don't think it's possible.
« Reply #10 on: January 06, 2015, 07:28:34 pm »
Just MTFU ;)

 ;D  ;D

OK, that's actually the reply we've all been tip toeing around. Well done Paul.  :thumbsup:
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