So it’s here, the epic adventure is a matter of hours away, it feels like it was only yesterday that we sat down in Dome on that wet and cold Sunday morning and decided we would embark on this adventure raising funds for the Type 1 Diabetes Family Centre…but this previous week has been cyclonic and very nearly resulted in potential disaster.
With 21 days remaining before I set off on the Munda Biddi trail with Richard to tackle the end to end challenge of over 1000km of mountain biking through some of the South Wests awesome bush land, I am quietly freaking out – testing the D plan is simply not working for me!
Its a buzz word we hear all over the place and one that apparently we should all have in order to live our lives successfully, but what does it actually mean in the real world?
There are many definitions on the interwebs but in a nut shell I think it can be interpreted as the ability to pick your self up and continue on after events in our lives knock us down, even when those events knock us down hard.
Not to blow my own horn but after a few conversations of late with friends and colleagues, I have realised that maybe this resilience factor currently exists within my personality and I want to share how it came about, from my point of view anyway…
In 1983 Rita Mae Brown quite wisely said in her book “Sudden Death” that “Insanity is doing the same thing over and over again, but expecting different results.”
I have now been doing fly in fly out work for 16 months in my current role and each time I fly up expecting that the food situation would change for the better and each time completing a swing disappointed in the nutrition available.
It sounds dramatic I know – a diabetes disaster. Some people not in the know would probably just roll their eyes but those in the know like my close friends would still roll their eyes but then offer sympathy and tell me to pull my head out of my ass!
When you have had diabetes for a long time you tend to build up a large diabetes toolkit to help manage the disease, some tools work well and some get left out in the weather and don’t work so well any more.
At the end of 2017 when I was shopping at my local diabetes superstore I came across a shiny new tool which would totally change the way I manage D…
With the new year comes new goals and new possibilities. This year I am going to make it epic…