And no, I'm not pregnant!
(seems to be the first thing that has come into peoples minds!)
I have just found out that ive been selected as the Australian member for an international team of 8 Type 1 diabetics to climb mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania (yes, Africa!!!) this August....thats in 6 months!!!
I was contacted by the French organisers last week after they'd been told about the trek i organised to Everest base camp
in Nepal a few years ago (some photos here if you are interested!). It's all been a bit of a whirlwind and still hasn't quite sunken in yet!
I, of course accepted, & am pretty darn excited!
We will be testing our blood at altitude & being filmed by a French documentary crew, with the aim of the trip being to show other Diabetics, or indeed other people with chronic illnesses, that you don't need to let it hold you back from great adventures & achievements in life!
Anyway, stay tuned! Im off to the gym - training starts today!