Alstons view of the first walk With the Premier and Treasurer
Walks past present and future Past 2009 Fremantle to Melbourne 2011 Melbourne to Fremantle Present Walk 7 days week 40 km / week building to 60km Future 2014 Fremantle to Fremantle Leave from St Johns Square Fremantle Saturday 1 st March 2014 Leave Forrest Place Perth Sunday 2 nd March 2014 Arrive St Johns Square Fremantle Sunday 1 st July 2015
Why ? Get Fit Manage Arthritis Challenge To raise money for Mens Health and Arthritis Research To raise awareness of Arthritis and mens issues.
The Real Reason Was I was sick Obese High blood Pressure Angina Graves disease Osteo Arthritis Low energy Poor diet Pernicious anemia Unable to produce B12 (Hashimoto Disease)
What could I do ? Buy bigger clothes ? Gym ? Change diet? Medicines ? Walk ?
How to do it ? Preparation Lose weight Get right equipment Diet Get support Get sponsors Get a blog Work out the details of the journey Get a blog
Weight Force on the knees is 4 kgs for every 1 kg overweight Therefore I was 37 kgs over my finishing weight ie 148 kgs extra force on my badly damaged knees. Even if you lose 1kg it is worthwhile and your knees will thank you.