Understanding Wainwright (EBC – 29 weeks to go)

Sunday 14th April 2013

A quieter week still saw me wading through seven foot snow drifts, good job I was on my own, on Monday, I was not a very happy person. Today I was walking in shirt sleeves. Yes it did reach 20c at one point this afternoon. I managed to create a new record for myself. The Monday walk broke the 5 hour barrier! (Just over 15 miles) Stats of the week then tailed off slightly due to a trip to London but even so am quite encouraged. Weight lost six pounds, still struggling to break this barrier down beyond 13st. Miles walked 25. Time 9 hrs 31 mins. 2721ft in ascents. NO yoga or runs, rest week. Both start again tomorrow.

I am planning to and do go out with other people on my training days, family and friends. Wainwright did the same but he did enjoy going out on his own. I didn’t at first but am now starting to enjoy it. I think this is partly because when I’m making an idiot of myself and losing to some natural  phenomenon, deep snow drift,  driving rain, darkness, a steep hill with a big drop on one side (remember, my head for heights has become really poor!) etc etc  there is nobody else around to see my embarrassment at what I’ve engineered myself into.

The other week’s walking was around some of the treasures of the world, never mind Britain. Magna Carta, The Wallace Collection, Sutton Hoo hoard, The South Bank, The Tower of London (including the Crown Jewels). Lots of walking but it was worth it. We even managed to fit some planting in the new garden!

From Macmillan this week I thought the following might be of interest, thanks to those  who suggested it. Click the links for more information.

There are many factors involved in the development of cancer. We can’t control all of them, for example our age. However, things such as smoking or sun exposure can increase our risk of developing cancer. So there are things we can do to reduce our risk.

Age. One of the biggest risk factors is increasing age. Cancer can occur at any age but the risk of developing a cancer increases as we get older. More than three out of five people who get cancer (63%) are over the age of 65, and more than a third (36%) are over 75.

Lifestyle. We know that some things influence our risk of developing cancer. For example, smoking is a major cause of lung cancer and is a risk factor in other cancers, such asbladder cancer and cancers of the head and neck. Other factors that can increase our risk of developing cancer include heavy alcohol consumption and prolonged exposure to sunlight.

Diet. It’s also thought that diet can influence the development of some cancers, although the evidence is less clear. Diets containing too much red meat and processed meats, and not enough fresh fruit and vegetables, may increase your risk of developing some types of cancer such as breastbowel and prostate cancer. Obesity has also been linked to some cancers, such as cancer of the breast, womb (endometrial cancer) or kidney

Macmillan have recently reviewed and improved their information about diet and healthy eating. They’re all still free to order on be.Macmillan.

The new booklets are:

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