78.8km, 6 nights, 7 days and a lot of mud. That was how last week played out for me as my best friend and I trekked through Tasmania on The Overland Track. Now, if you had told me at the start of the year I could be without a fridge, civilisation, power or any phone … Continue reading 78.8km of mud, sweat and snowball fights
As we enter into SEPTEMBER, I have to wonder, where the heck did the year go? What a year so far! One of the last things on my 2017 New Years Resolution list was to "visit a new state in Australia". So naturally, my best friend and I don't think "oh let's have a nice … Continue reading Did someone say hiking?
So turns out, it is possible to run a marathon as a diabetic, vegan with no training! Woohoo! Who would have thought? Last weekend, the 2nd of July, I pounded the pavement for 42.195km on the Gold Coast and crossed the finish line of my first marathon. What an absolutely amazing experience. The pain afterwards … Continue reading 42km with Diabetes
I'm an avid traveler. There is no doubt about that. Adventuring, exploring, travelling, hiking, I am all about being outdoors and challenging myself. I have just come back from escaping to sunny Hawaii for a quick get away and I just want to disclose a few frustrations I have while on holidays as a diabetic. Firstly, … Continue reading Struggle Street: travelling with diabetes
One week after registering for the marathon and I've faced my first real challenge. I knew that there would be challenges, I just didn't think they would start this soon. In the last few weeks, I have been training hard. A bit too hard as it turns out. I landed myself with something called bursitis. I … Continue reading No quest is without challenge
I've officially done it. I bit the bullet and I have officially registered for a FULL MARATHON. That's 42km of sweat and pain. I figured, why was I putting it off? What was I actually waiting for? The answer is, nothing. So now I am committed and I am actually so excited about it. Although one … Continue reading No excuses anymore!
Growing up, I never thought that I would enjoy camping. Sweaty, unpowered, cramped sleeping, dirty camping. I also would have dismissed this idea even before I thought about it in depth because I would palm it off as all too hard with diabetes. What I realise now, is that this was an excuse. I just … Continue reading Wilderness wanders
I wanted to start this blog for a few reasons. Mostly, I want to share my experiences about being active with Type 1 and also I want to encourage others to embrace our unique lifestyle and just live life to the fullest. I have always been an active person (I have my parents to thank … Continue reading One time at band camp
As they say, a journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step. "Oh Janine, you are so cliche", I hear you say, but hear me out. This journey is about just that. This is my journey to my own thousand miles, a marathon effort. My goal? I want to run a marathon in … Continue reading Journey of a thousand miles..