In my last post I wrote that in a year I would like to do a triathlon, well I brought it forward and have entered the 2012 London Triathlon. I thought to myself, you know what, I am not going to let this beat me, so I have been training hard, running, cycling and swimming 5 days a week for the past 2 weeks. I’ve still got 12 weeks before the Triathlon left so I need to stay in remission. I am running for Crohn’s and Colitis UK and I was hoping to raise some sponsorship, and give some fellow sufferers hope that things can get better. When I was ill I was thinking this is going to ruin my whole life and I couldn’t see any light at the end ogf the tunnel, but you/we can fight it. I believe I developed the illness through stress at work. I am trying to think positive now and I feel a lot better for it.
It seemed like a good idea to enter the London Triathlon 2012. I’m doing the ‘hardcore’ Olympic distance which is a mile swim (in the Thames where I’ll probably pick up another disease) then 40km on the bike, then a 10k run, if my knees hold up. It will be hard but fun!
I’m fundraising for Crohn’s and Colitis UK (aka The National Association of Crohn’s and Colitis).
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My name is Dal, I am a 37 year old married father of two, living and working in the south east of England. I am a college lecturer. I enjoy squash (although I haven’t played for quite some time now) and football.