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Arctic Spireite: In between the madness

Former Chesterfield striker and kit man Tony Lormor, who was diagnosed with cancer 12 months ago, is set to embark on an Arctic journey to raise funds for Lymphoma Association.

Here he details his efforts inside and outside the gym as he prepares for a once in a lifetime experience tackling one of Europe’s Last Wilderness in a sled led by a pack of dogs.

Chesterfield Football Club Press Day Tony Lormer

Chesterfield Football Club Press Day Tony Lormer

To make a donation visit Tony Lormor’s Just Giving page by clicking here or text NODE90 and the amount you wish to donate to 70070.

Day 32

Well, today has been a day of mixed emotions and I thank you for the kind messages and concern. Never a dull moment in my life and no one said it would be easy!

Some of the weights I was lifting this morning were way above anything I’d lifted before and I did do a very good session in between the madness.

I’m learning about myself on a daily basis and today was another learning curve. Every day’s a school day and what doesn’t kill you and all that!

Tomorrow is another day and we’ll see what’s in store.

Day 31

Got to be honest and say I didn’t fancy the gym this morning, felt tired so nearly settled for a lazy day.

But I went, I had to go! I read all motivational quotes and I just thought winners never quit!

My knee has settled down this week and I decided to do my legs session.

You could tell I hadn’t done much on my legs for a week but I could really feel the benefit and the ‘burn’ during my session.

In between my sets I did press ups, sit ups and core exercises to keep up my strength and I’m feeling in better shape and a lot more confidence in myself.

Sometimes, the hardest part of going to the gym, is getting off the couch.

To make a donation visit Tony Lormor’s Just Giving page by clicking here or text NODE90 and the amount you wish to donate to 70070.

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