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Monthly Archives: February 2011

World Book Day

February 28, 2011 | 5:37 pm

Guess who Samuel is going to school dressed as, for World Book Day?


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Training with the Marathon Man

February 27, 2011 | 8:17 pm

We have been away this weekend to visit friends who live near Guildford in Surrey. We have known Tim and Tracy for nearly 15 years, and we meet up at least a couple of times a year. It would be … Continue reading


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Infusion Site breakdown

February 24, 2011 | 7:56 pm

Samuel’s blood’s have been pretty good for the last couple of weeks, except when we approach the end of his third day on his infusion site. The site needs changing every 3 days and for the last couple of times, … Continue reading


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London to Paris Cycle Challenge 2011

February 22, 2011 | 7:09 am

An open letter to anyone thinking of doing the above this September…. Dear potential cyclist, I took part in the London to Paris Cycle Challenge last year. Why would I do such a thing, I hear you ask? Would it … Continue reading


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Clock watching…

February 19, 2011 | 3:56 pm

It makes a change from watching Sam’s bloods. But watching the clock is the only option this weekend. Samuel is away for two nights at a Scout’s weekend camp. He has the responsibility of watching his bloods himself. This is … Continue reading


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A romantic in training

February 14, 2011 | 8:27 am

Who said romance is dead? A normal Monday morning would involve me sneaking out the house before anyone is awake to go for a swim. But this isn’t any Monday morning is it? How romantic would that be? So as … Continue reading


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A week in review

February 13, 2011 | 8:56 pm

With three weeks to go until the Clumber Park Sprint Duathlon, I should be increasing my training. But I’ve only managed one session on the turbo trainer. So the cycling is suffering, not coming on. And I think I slightly … Continue reading


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Sam’s single worst day

February 13, 2011 | 8:15 pm

On Thursday, Samuel had his worst single day since he left hospital after his diagnosis. As you can see from the graph, by about 7pm on Thursday Sam had risen to 25 (450). To get him down, we tested him … Continue reading


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Break out the torture device

February 6, 2011 | 8:15 pm

This blog is turning into a constant complaint about the weather. All I ever think I am writing about is the times I can’t ride because its too windy or raining. And this was going to be another episode of … Continue reading


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Interval training

February 1, 2011 | 8:20 pm

I thought I’d have a go at doing some intervals tonight. That is, running steadily then running fast, running steadily then running fast! Not sure if that technically qualifies as interval training – some one might be able to enlighten … Continue reading


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