Got a text from Gaz’s mum this morning when I was out and about “OMG, it’s here, the hydro pack has arrived...seems v real!” Rushed home and opened the door to promptly trip over my very own Hydro active pack. I took a little more care than last year (where I may or may not have ripped the edge of the number due to over excited opening) And there it was. My running number. Well walking number. Imagine my surprise too when I opened the magazine to find my masked and fairy-dressed self splashed across the CF page. Am v honoured that they chose that pic, it was very strange looking at it thinking that was only a year ago.
It all feels so different from last year, preparation wise I mean, as this time I am actually walking the whole thing. I really want to push to get our sponsorship up now; if anyone is reading this at work, maybe you could send the link (www.justgiving.com/emilysangels2007) round and ask everyone to donate a pound or something…every little helps! I have purchased new jogging bottoms in the hope that this somehow makes me go a bit faster and further in my training. Said joggers are also intended on preventing me from going to the gym in my PJ bottoms ever again. What can I say, there’s dedication for you.
Last year in September sometime, I put a stats counter on my blog, just out of pure curiosity to see what kind of readership I was getting (also to see whether it was actually just my grandparents reading this). I haven’t checked it for ages, probably not since my transplant, so got a bit of a shock when I read the current total of visits (not views, individual visits) stands at 113,028. In the last 11 months. That’s quite a lot really. Still quite comprehend that people have come to read about my life that many times, it’s a little overwhelming.
I have another two talks booked, from a lady who heard about me from her friend who attended another talk I did. I really enjoy doing these talks (waffling is after all my speciality) and leave feeling good as I think I have raised just that little bit more awareness and hopefully made my listeners think. Plus I get to talk about me and that can hardly be a bad thing...
Thank you so much to those who replied to my last post; I found the advice and support very helpful, I really do appreciate it.