I have blogged a couple of times (here and here) about my sister Tash and her little boy James, who has type 1 diabetes. Since the start of the year Tash has increased the amount of activity she has been doing, getting up early in the morning to go for a run, a cycle or a swim. One of the reasons she decided to do this was to set a good example to her children, showing them that regular exercise helps maintain healthy blood sugar levels.
Over the course of the year Tash has entered several 10K fun runs. She was due to run a half-marathon at the start of July but, due to illness the week of the run, decided to do a 10K instead, which she completed easily. She is now gearing up to complete her first marathon, the Auckland Marathon, at the end of October. She aims to run the Auckland Marathon to raise money for Diabetes New Zealand.
Tash says "I'll do all the hard work; train for and complete this event, but I really need your help to make a difference to my charity." If you would like to help Tash, please visit her fundraising page.