I've had this past week off work, and in doing so was able to focus on myself and what makes me happy (GISHWHES), and thinking about what would keep me happy in the future. I had some Doctor's appointments that went well this week, and I also met up with Team Diabetes at an Info Night. It was such a positive night. The people were inspiring and optimistic. After that night, I took some time to think about it all. I reflected and spent some time hiking. The trail I walked was called Jack Pine Trail off Hunt Club. I took my camera and enjoyed every bug filled moment, all 3.9 kilometers of it.
I had come to my decision. No matter how impossible the fundraising and physical goals may seem, change won't happen unless you make the change. So I signed up! It's official. I have year to fundraise, and over a year to train. I'm focusing on fundraising first. Already feeling a little discouraged... but donations will come. I have a lot of fundraising ideas, so make sure to keep this page bookmarked. I will be updating as the events become more finalized.
Until next time! - Colleen
Colleen lives in Arnprior and is working to control her Type 2 Diabetes by training and Fundraising for the 2018 SSE Airtricity Wicklow Mountain Hike in Ireland with Team Diabetes.