I like running. It's a great de-stresser. No matter what the day has thrown at me, an hour of pounding the streets or navigating a hillside trail and the world just seems a better place. And since diabetes and everything associated with it entered our lives, running has been my escape, my me time. I'm never going to set any records but it gets me out of the house on a regular basis.
So I think nothing of hopping out of bed and rattling off 15 or 20Km at the weekend. But that's not the case for everyone.
So it was quite a challenge for Vicky to enter a local charity 14K run to raise money for @Heart, a charity that helped us hugely through Finlay's birth and subsequent operations.
But last week she did it. The weeks of training in all weather paid off and she cruised round the course despite the heat of a glorious late summer day.
And it was really worth it. She managed to raise an impressive $1100 dollars to help other families facing the challenges of a child with congenital heart disease. And she got in the local paper (again!).
Finlay getting ready to lead the support team