Saturday, 19 May 2012
I have been rather slack in the ole blogging department lately. So here is a round up of what has been going on in our diabetic world. My friend and I held a charity curry night for JDRF (Samuel) and The Muscular Dystrophy Campaign (her son Oliver). We raised just short of £1900, which was an amazing amount of money and everyone enjoyed themselves (I think!!). Three days after the four children, my mum and I flew to Ireland. We went with JDRF to talk about the D GAP trial. Those of you that follow my blog regularly will know that my three girls are part of this trial. I was meant to take part in two talks. However, I couldn't go to the first one as Samuel was residing in hypo city!! I did talk on the second day though, and for these of you that know me in real life will know that I don't like public speaking. That said, I managed to talk to over 60 people, and I actually felt ok about it. Although, two adults, four children travelling on a plane was not easy!! What came next? The Brighton marathon. Again, raising money for JDRF, I was absolutely thrilled with my efforts in the marathon this year. I managed to run it in 5hrs 22mins!! After the disappointment last year of hurting my knee at mile nine to say I was happy with this result is an understatement! So, I already have my place in Brighton for next year, and I have entered the ballot for the London marathon. So my challenge next year is if I get my London place I will run both marathons in one week. If I don't get a London place then I will aim to complete Brighton in under 5 hours. That's it, I will make more of an effort from now on!