Sunday 25 May 2014

It's time!

Up early. Bag packed. Sportswear on at an unearthly hour...

That's because it's 10k day.

See you on the other side!


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Thursday 22 May 2014

Keep it coming!

Because...We've hit our target of £500 before the race...How fabulous!

However this is no excuse to stop donating (if you want to obviously, not going to hunt you down and force you!) With only two whole days to go before the run on Sunday, it would be amazing to get as much as we can as it goes to such a great charity.

Thank you so much to everyone that has donated so far though, and all the support we've had on the ol' social media sites.

It was especially lovely to get comments and likes from people on my #WorldIBDday post from people that I haven't heard from in years. A little reminder that my ramblings on the internet do get noticed, I guess. I'm not talking to nobody! Although at times it feels like an internal monologue bashed out on the keyboard.

So for (probably not) the final time, if you want to donate and have short-term memory loss and have forgotten the link, please take a moment to visit and help us build on our already fab fundraising total.

Thanks again guys!


Monday 19 May 2014


Happy World IBD Day to you all!

19th May is a day to be loud and proud (if you're not already) about all things Inflammatory Bowel Disease!

Helping raise awareness...encouraging donation to Crohn's and a Colitis UK... It all goes towards the goal of finding that illusive cure - and if not? Just helping make people's lives a little bit easier through sharing knowledge is ace. Ace to the face. To the face of the pesky disease.

I'm sure my followers would have seen my contribution for the day:

I've essentially pimped this photo out all over the world wide web today; getting sick of my own face! But it doesn't matter as SHARING IS CARING.

It's also great to see the camaraderie emphasised on days like today within the IBD community. I'm already a member of a number Facebook groups, including #GetYourBellyOut and The Crohn's and Ulcerative Colitis Diaries, to name a few. To be honest I think the latter is based in the US? But geographical location is irrelevant when there's someone sitting at their computer screen reading and understanding what you have to say about your disease.

I saw on Facebook that Crohn's and Colitis UK had received well over 200 photos today similar to mine. So good!

And this is why I told people at work that today was World IBD day. Why I made sure I blogged and shared all things IBD today. Why I welled up when I saw people sharing my posts and photo. Because it's important.

It's important to fellow IBDers to know that we're not clubbed together under 'taboo diseases', that it's something that can be talked about. And it's important to me that people know what in the blaze can happen when you have IBD - and if they can't understand, just that they at least kind of know what it is.


If I haven't rambled enough........!

THIS SUNDAY is our 10k run. Balls.

My arthritic knee is crumbling and my body is massively running on empty. But I will complete this race come rain or shine - but preferably rain, what with the menopausal hot flushes and burning palms.

And if running lets me down, then I could always gallop my way through (we all know I love Miranda, the number one advocate for the gallop)

As per, would appreciate any support as it all goes back into the Crohn's and a Colitis UK pot of wonderfulness! 


Monday 12 May 2014


Two weeks yesterday until my 10k run.

And it's all becoming rather real, especially now all my stuff has arrived!

My Crohn's and Colitis t-shirt, my running number, my book of instructions... oh my!

And the fundraising is going really well - (as I type) only £85 to go until we hit our target of £500!! This is AMAZING. But of course I couldn't blog about my run without another cheeky plea!

You can donate through JustGiving and our page is


You can text HSJD50 with the amount you wish to donate to 70070


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I've been gymming it for the last month or so and have realised a few things: 1) how out of shape I am [not a massive surprise] 2) how my medications have plumped me right up over the years [again, who am I kidding thinking I'm still thin?!] and 3) how bad my arthritic knee is getting [this is new].

I'm aware that I'm going to have to train ruddy hard these next two weeks, strap my knee up like I'm hiking a mountain and push myself to try and beat my time from before. That would be 1hr 09 for your reference.

It's going to be tough - but nothing in comparison to some of the shite Crohn's puts you through!

Every cloud and all that!!



Tuesday 6 May 2014


Valid point.


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