Wow what a day, 103km and 1500m of elevation but to be honest I am feeling ok. Tonight we are in Jarrahdale and thanks to our friends here we had nice hot showers and now sitting in front of a toastie warm fire, however today was not without its challenges and dummy spits…
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!
The Sunday just gone was Round 5 of the WAMBA XCO state series and for the first time in 5 rounds, not only did my blood sugar sit pretty throughout but I also finally think my riding confidence has built to a great level – hitting those rocky gardens with power and success.
But alas with 2 more rounds left in the season, round 5 would be my final race of the season.
I have probably rambled on about this before but I think its pretty important for everyone but especially for those of us living with Type 1 diabetes. Having a flexible approach to managing life’s pathways and diabetes in particular is key to having some sort of “success”.
It’s been so long since I had a shower naked, that I can’t remember the feeling of being so free.
For the second time in 18 years my pancreas has failed leaving me at the mercy of manually injecting the live saving hormone…insulin