Well hey, what a crazy time almost five months have gone by since Karen died!
How are we doing? I’m asked on a regular basis …….
Good is the reply … full on Karen Green type of answer
The girls are doing great both Ellie and Jenni an absolute credit to Karen me and all the family.
I had the pleasure of meeting many of Ellie’s teachers and also Jenni’s and they are doing really well at School, a big hurdle that they are handling really well.
I cannot begin to feel their loss, their Mum the most special person on the planet to them and me.
Mum always with them, always doing things for them,
I would get a call after school, Hi Dad we are at Chatsworth, Mum thought it would be nice to bring us and visit one of her favourite places.
Flying around the village rainbow hunting, the girls did this lots of times, also sitting watching the night sky with the roof down on Emma Karen’s Beetle cab.
Sitting in the stables at Bestwood early winter watching the girls horse ride, not well and freezing never a moan.
Mum the first they spoke to in the morning the last at night, what about me… well yes I was there but I’m Dad………… not Mum.
As time goes on girls some of Mum will rub off on me as some of Mum has already moved into you!
For me, I miss her so much ……… but I was always going to, my Babe my love, the inspiration to lots that I’ve done and will continue to do.
When things are rough the girls are there to pick me up, just as Karen was , we are a team and will play out our lives with a smile and all what was dreamt about by Karen and the girls will happen Karen will make sure of that.
I want to give something back to people’s lives that are touched by Leukaemia that can help them deal with things better, some way.
So the Outlaw, a challenge when is the right time to do an iron man? I read in a book” never was the answer !”
2.8 mile open water swim, 112 mile bike ride and a full marathon.
I wanted do something that is worthy of people showing an interest and support, I spoke to Steve Lloyd my mate and now coach, we decided it had to be an Ironman.
But some say you’ve done triathlon that will be easy, the implication. I have done one nearly 4 years ago and ow yes it was a super sprint 400 metres pool based 10 mile bike and a 5 k run.
So Boy this is a little different, i am fit medically but I haven’t trained in those 4 years and that means not a ride to work or jog nothing.
Can the training be fitted around work,washing ,cleaning, cooking and everything you can care to think of, we will see.
Over the coming months I will let you know just how the training is coming along, if I said my intension was to get round, then 3 weeks into training I had a changed mind-set of I want to do this as quick as I can, I’ll show a few ?
Now 9 weeks along I am thinking my god I just pray that I can do this!
Please the more followers and helpers and of course people wanting to take part, fund raising the bigger the impact on the lives of the needed.