So, the Pounds for Miles HQ is up and running. Possibly an exaggeration with calling it an HQ… it’s my study. But Diabetes UK have lent me a pop-up banner to use at some of the events I’m going to be doing. Rather than it be redundant when not in use, I’ve got it up…
Kids: Not yet, otherwise there definitely wouldn’t bedtime to get the miles in for this challenge!
Link to Diabetes UK: My partner, Emma, has Type 1.
What is the challenge: For every extra £1 raised I’ve got to do the equivalent of an extra mile running. So yes £26.20 means I’ve got to effectively do another Marathon!
Biggest frustration: Those that are ‘embarrassed’ to talk about it and test BG Levels in public etc. It’s not your fault, it’s who you are and be proud of the fact you’re doing the right thing in testing etc!
Why Diabetes UK? : Whilst we haven’t relied upon it for support to date, perhaps one day we will - it's a way of paying it forward. Plus there might be people out there that need and use the support Diabetes UK provides - and it’s a way of ‘looking after your own’. (sooo… pay it forward, donate to my page and do your bit in advance (plus I do the hard miles for you!). Obviously utopia is for Diabetes UK to continue funding research into developing a cure or at least technology advancements that make it easier to live ‘normal’ uninterrupted lives without the fear of Hypos!
Hobbies: Well, before this challenge it was swimming, running or being on the bike.. I think it’s changing slightly!
Favourite food: Whole Earth Peanut Butter (seriously I eat kilos of the stuff!)
Favourite sweets: Peanut M&Ms.. again, possibly have an addiction here?!
Favourite drink: MoonRoast Coffee, from Winchester.
Special thanks: Hargroves Cycles (check them out for all your bike gear Rees Leisure for letting me clock up miles at their events, and obviously every single person that has donated and inflicted miles on me so far!
I took the first month of my fundraising challenge as a trial period, without telling anyone of the ‘potential plan’. I had worked out that if Monday to Friday I did a 5k, then that, with a few other top up rides, swims and events, I’d reach the 1,000 mile target. So, I started running…and…
“Ingenious” “Crazy” “Clever” “Original” all words that I’ve heard about the 1,800 fundraising challenge I’ve set myself. I’m privileged and proud to be asked to blog about why I’m putting myself through this and update you all about my journey as it unfolds, all in support of Diabetes UK. In this blog, I wanted to…