How the race went!

I wrote last week’s post but my computer crashed and I hadn’t saved it. Textbook error.  I really didn’t have the energy to rewrite last week so here we are finally…

The race was an overall success, in that we didn’t get a great time but we did finish. Continue reading


Bit of a shock to the system

On Saturday I went for my first jog since the stem cell transplant. Sharlene got me out of the house by promising that we could do two minutes of walking followed by two minutes of jogging. What she didn’t tell me is that we would start jogging at the bottom of a hill. She said I did ok but my calves were so tight that I thought my legs would snap! Continue reading

Guest post from Sharlene

I think it goes without saying that I’m incredibly proud to be part of ‘Leuteamia’ (although in my head it’ll always be ‘Team Sarah’). It’s been a very strange year and I’ve watched in hope and wonder pretty much every day as Sarah’s just got on with it. I won’t go on about it too much because it’s her story to tell, but when I think about the vastness of what’s happened since this time last year, it makes my brain go a bit melty and all the words turn to mush.

So when Sarah asked me to do this swim, I thought, well, I’d better get on with it. Continue reading

Training commences (sort of)

The last year has been so horrible at times that I had been really feeling like the balance needed to be restored. It’s happening! Everyone has been so positive in response to us doing this triathlon and I think I speak for all three of us when I say that it feels great to be in the middle of it all. At the time of writing this, we are already over 40% towards our target of £1,500 (£650 plus Gift Aid). This is great news and really encouraging, so thank you to all our early sponsors! Continue reading