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Monthly Archives: March 2011

New route – old legs

March 29, 2011 | 6:57 pm

I’ve just done 4 miles with a bit of a new route that Nicky suggested. I’ve lived in this village (on and off) since I was 16 but I’ve never been along part of this route before – the bit … Continue reading


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Hell for leather for nothing

March 28, 2011 | 6:39 pm

The first workday evening of British Summertime. Normally I would take Samuel to his swimming class on a Monday, but he was taken by a friend tonight, so I took the opportunity for a first quick evening ride of the … Continue reading


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Feeling a bit of a brick

March 27, 2011 | 6:37 pm

I said brick, just in case you weren’t paying too much attention! I didn’t know what a ‘brick’ training session was until last month, but was introduced to it by a guy on Twitter – @j4m1eb It’s basically a training … Continue reading


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No news is good news

March 23, 2011 | 8:53 pm

Or more specifically the lack of updates on the site is good news. I haven’t done too many posts on the subject of Samuel’s Diabetes in the last few weeks because, well, there isn’t much new to report. This is … Continue reading


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About turn!

March 20, 2011 | 9:05 pm

As I’m sure you’ll recall, I mentioned last week that Samuel was struggling with his infusion site changes and we were going to try Emla cream to help him. We did our fourth site change using the cream tonight and … Continue reading


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Lent on the wagon

March 20, 2011 | 8:38 pm

As we have done for about 6 or 7 years now, Nikki and I have given up alcohol for Lent. Ten days in now and it’s going quite well. I’ve managed to get through 2 Rugby internationals (one in the … Continue reading


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Junior Triathlon

March 20, 2011 | 7:15 pm

A couple of months ago, I asked Samuel whether he would like to try doing a junior Triathlon. This was after he came home from school having done Cross Country for the first time, saying he quite enjoyed it. He … Continue reading


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Garmin Connect Site

March 20, 2011 | 12:23 pm

I’ve just discovered a new way to navigate the Garmin Connect website that I use to upload all my training activities. Go to the following link and have a look for yourself. I’m not sure if this is a new … Continue reading


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My proudest moment on my bike

March 13, 2011 | 10:16 pm

For some time now, I have been reading the Fat Cyclist’s blog. His latest post asked for people to tell the story of their proudest moment on a bike. And that got me thinking… So, where do you start? Should … Continue reading


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HBa1c clinic

March 11, 2011 | 11:48 pm

It was Samuel’s bi-monthly clinic this week and we were convinced his HBa1c would be higher than it has been since his diagnosis. With the cannula problems he has been having, Samuel’s bloods have been higher. But his HBa1c was … Continue reading


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