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MY AUTOBIOGRAPHY OF MS

The dates on the links below are when the updates to my autobiography / health diary were completed. The updates usually cover the time period since the previous one. There is overlap in what I wrote as health diary they were originally written for different sites. There are some specific topics which are named rather than dated, these have been put in approximately when I was doing them / they occurred.

1996 - 2000

March 2001

September  2002

Florida

My life to 2002

April 2003

June 2004 H

July 2004 H

January 2005 H

February 2005 H

September 2005 H

September / October 05 H

November 2005 H

March 2006 H

June 2006 H

September 2006 H

April 2007 H

September 2007 H

May 2008

July 2009

September 2011

September 2012

June 2013

December 2013

May 2014

Unpublished articles

January 2015

June 2015

January 2016

March 2016

August 2016

February 2017

July 2017


Updates List

July 3, 2004


My crazy Treadmill Marathon Challenge


I started going to the newly opened Gym close by a few months ago. I'm so lucky because I live close to this Healthy Living centre, which is a project that is developing and has some brilliant services to offer me, the pool, the Aquagym, and the actual GYM!

Sylvie on the Aquagym


Even better than this, I got referred to the Healthy Living Centre by my G.P., so that I can go whenever I like for a whole 6 months for free (so no excuse!), and, even better than that, I am given one to one help in the Gym. It's like having a personal trainer! Wow!

It didn't take me long to get into using the exercise machines, and on the first day I even found myself walking at a slow pace on a treadmill. I could not believe it.

Now MS-UK (formerly the MSRC)have been encouraging everyone with MS to set themselves their own personal marathon challenges! Not everyone with MS has the ability to run 26.2 miles (or even without MS!). But rather than feel sorry for ourselves, MS-UK are saying DO 26.2 OF SOMETHING THAT YOU CAN DO, BUT THAT WILL BE A CHALLENGE TO YOU!
You can read more about this idea by
Clicking Here.

So, of course, this got me thinking as to what I could do, to not only challenge and push myself, but also to raise much-needed funds for the MS-UK.

I decided to attempt walking on a treadmill for 26.2 minutes, and preferably without a single break!

To be honest with you, I have no idea whether this was achievable. Bear in mind I only did 3 minutes on my first try!

So each week I tried to build up the time I could manage. I soon realised that I had set the speed too fast at 0.7 mph, and it was the equivalent of climbing Mount Everest trying to walk for 26.2 minutes non-stop, so I had to compromise and slow it down just a little.

On my third attempt though, at the slightly slower speed, I achieved my dream of walking for the 26.2 minutes without a break, and it was an amazing feeling to see the 26.2 minutes pass on the clock. It was a relief too, because by then, I'd managed to get over £1200 in sponsorship!!!


That amount exceeded my wildest dreams, and I'd just like to thank everyone who sponsored me again. You helped me to get there, and the MS-UK will put every penny to good use, believe me!  

My grand total is now £2 227.57! Now, that is what I call remarkable!

Till next time

Hugs & Smiles

Sylvie x


Sylvie on the treadmill

1996 - 2000

March 2001

September  2002

Florida

My life to 2002

April 2003

June 2004 H

July 2004 H

January 2005 H

February 2005 H

September 2005 H

September / October 05 H

November 2005 H

March 2006 H

June 2006 H

September 2006 H

April 2007 H

September 2007 H

May 2008

July 2009

September 2011

September 2012

June 2013

December 2013

May 2014

Unpublished articles

January 2015

June 2015

January 2016

March 2016

August 2016

February 2017

July 2017


Updates List