To my daughter – I am her all-time hero, a big giant of a warrior who can defeat any big scary monster with large blue eyes and red dots on its scales… I am her saviour, her guardian angel sent from God. Yet the reality is, SHE keeps ME strong. She breathes life back into… Continue reading On Daughters…
Author: Vicious Red
I'm a retired soldier, who has Type 1 Diabetes and does not let it beat him welcome to my world, enjoy the ride :-)
Challenge… Part Two
The clouds above are dark, September, the shadow of winter coming to haunt us already. Six days since my longest ever jaunt, my achievement. My legs still sore and stiff not fully recovered… of course I did not heed the warning my body was giving – not really subtle warning either… but I was not… Continue reading Challenge… Part Two
My Big Challenge.. (Part 1)
A brisk, early morning near the North-East coast of England. Feeling apprehensive but giddy, inspired, motivated – I am constantly picturing the motion of completing this run – my longest ever at the time. It is 6 months since my diagnosis and my most ambitious running project is about to get underway in less than… Continue reading My Big Challenge.. (Part 1)
The stars, how they inspire..
I have this night time routine, where, after a loaded day of productivity and activity, my mental and physical energy has expired, I need to wind down and re-fill the cup. I do this via three means – 1) I sit with my children, talk, play, and put them to bed, 2) I jump in… Continue reading The stars, how they inspire..
Boom have some Diabetes…
Picture the scene, I’m in the prime of my fitness and career, slim, athletic even, 39 years old, February, cold winter evening in North Yorkshire. I’m prancing about trying to keep warm with my then wife, waiting for the start marker on a ‘night run’ through some forest, around some lake, falling into some stream…snow,… Continue reading Boom have some Diabetes…