Tag Archive | cycling

To Pump, Or Not To Pump?

To Pump, Or Not To Pump?

I’d like to put it out there immediately that this post has nothing to do with my digestive movements… The insulin pump. An absolutely wondrous example of technological advancement being used for good. They gave me a batch of syringes when I was diagnosed as a back up to my injection pen. We’ve come a […]

London to Brighton – 54 Miles of Madness

London to Brighton – 54 Miles of Madness

My muscles are creaking, my calves are stiff and my head feels a liiiitttle bit fuzzy. 24 hours since I joined the masses and rode 54 miles (+5 +6 but who’s counting…) for British Heart Foundation’s flagship London to Brighton ride. And my body knew about it! It’s Friday now, and I can walk again, […]

In A Spin? Review of Psycle London

In A Spin? Review of Psycle London

One dreary and moody not-quite-spring-yet evening as I scurried out of work with my head down in a hurried bid to dash through the Oxford Circus crush and reach my friend on time, I was halted by a glowing beacon of new shop frontage with clean branding and an enticing air of general wellbeing loveliness. Behold, Psycle. […]

Happy Pancake Day! Clean, Low GI Recipe

Happy Pancake Day! Clean, Low GI Recipe

Ohhhh pancakes. After discussing my deep and complicated love/not so love affair with bread in the last post, along comes pancake day. Flour, flour everywhere… We just cannot get away from the white stuff. This has all appeared just a bit too quickly while I’m still shifting the final remains of the Christmas waistline (yesIknowit’sMarch), and […]

New Year, New Chat. Expanding The Site!

New Year, New Chat. Expanding The Site!

2014. Ohhhhhmygaaaad. This is my eighteenth year as a diabetic. I become a diabetic adult this year. Ha. Do I know much more now than I did as a newly diagnosed nine-year-old? Hopefully. Am I still getting it wrong? Definitely. So January is actually almost over, but I’ve been thrown into 2014 headfirst at work, […]

YFT1 Completes The Big Challenge!

YFT1 Completes The Big Challenge!

MOST MAMMOTH EDIT EVER. But it’s here! Nearly two months on, the challenge is a completely surreal distant dream. The finer points are all a bit hazy, but the feeling I got from that epic week will never ever leave me. What a year. So where the hell have I been all this time? Well, […]

YFT1 Cycles 100 Kilometres

YFT1 Cycles 100 Kilometres

Yes, I know, people keep telling me and I’m not one to argue given that it’s 100% fact. I’ve changed. So I made a little video of my exploits as this absolute non-athlete goes on a casual 100km bike ride of a bank holiday Monday, in preparation for my pant-wettingly fast approaching bike ride to […]

I Quit! Giving Up The Booze (GASP)

I Quit! Giving Up The Booze (GASP)

I can’t do it. It’s not worth it. I’ve had enough. So I QUIT.   Alcohol. Not the challenge. I cannot get my head around how quickly The Big Challenge has come around… despite the fact I’ve been counting down the weeks/days/hours since about May. It’s exactly three weeks til I hop on my bike […]

#Progress… Intense Training with Type 1

#Progress… Intense Training with Type 1

Sooooo… I’ve been a bit quiet recently, on here and Twitter. Normally when I say that it’s because I’ve been dashing about getting into various pickles, generally as a result of a lethal combination of general day-to-day idiocy (it’ll be charming to someone, some day…) and slightly too much vino of an evening. This time, […]

YFT1 Published on Hip & Healthy – Chic Cycling

YFT1 Published on Hip & Healthy – Chic Cycling

So this is exciting. YFT1 has been published on Hip & Healthy – an online magazine focussing on fitness, health and well-being. For once I’m not wanging on about Type 1 *gasp* – this article is actually about cycling, something I rarely stop talking about now that training for The Big Challenge (which is VERY much […]