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Monthly Archives: January 2011

January training in the bag

January 31, 2011 | 9:19 pm

As Gordon Ramsey might say…. January training, done! I’m pretty pleased with the running and the swimming as I can feel progress in both of them. Not so on the cycling front. That is largely a function of the time … Continue reading


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I wish I was Type 1 Diabetic

January 30, 2011 | 2:56 pm

Recently I have found myself wishing I had Type 1 Diabetes. I would like to spend the day worrying what my blood glucose levels are. I want to have to prick my finger and take a blood test first thing … Continue reading


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Lies, damn lies and statistics

January 30, 2011 | 1:24 pm

Samuel’s pump comes with a USB interface that allows us to download the data to my laptop. It also includes some software that allows us to analyse that data. My natural interest in numbers means I like analysing Samuel’s pump … Continue reading


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Triathlon is the new cycling

January 25, 2011 | 9:30 pm

Notice anything different about the site? No… I’ve added a new category to the navigation bar above – Triathlon! Blog posts that are neither cycling or diabetes related will probably fall into this new category, especially given that I am … Continue reading


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Proficient at cycling

January 25, 2011 | 7:06 am

Samuel came home with these yesterday. I don’t remember getting a badge or certificate when I did it, but it was nearly 30 years ago, so I can’t be sure! Back then it was called ‘Cycling Proficiency’ - now it’s been rebranded ‘Bikeability’. … Continue reading


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Calling all generous benefactors

January 24, 2011 | 8:11 pm

Are you generous? And a benefactor? Well, you’ve come to the right place. Because I have a need for you. Look at this list of really grueling challenges that I would like to do. London to Paris Cycle Challenge for … Continue reading


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What a difference the wind makes

January 23, 2011 | 9:28 am

I’ve just been out this morning and done a timed 20k (12 mile) loop to see my progress is going for the London Triathlon. I did the same route two weeks ago to the day, but it was so windy … Continue reading


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Amateur Sports Psychology

January 22, 2011 | 11:22 am

I went out this morning with a couple of the lads for the first time this year, Stuart Neesham and Dave Lane. Now, you’ve met Special Dave before but Stuart has not been mentioned here until now (I don’t think). … Continue reading


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Record Breakers!

January 17, 2011 | 9:14 pm

We have to change Samuel’s infusion site every three days, and his site and cartridge every other change ie every six days. And tonight we nearly forgot! We had settled down in front of the TV, catching up on Hugh’s … Continue reading


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I’m a bad parent

January 17, 2011 | 7:03 pm

I think I might be getting a little obsessed with this training lark. And it’s getting me into trouble with Nikki. I didn’t swim this morning as I wasn’t going into the office until after lunch. So instead, I was … Continue reading


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