End of a Journey.

November 4, 2012

Hi there everyone well its over not just the walk but a 22 year journey. There have been days of absolute joy and a day of the most gut wrenching pain when we lost our daughter.
Even one year of being emotional and mentaly lost.
There have been many people who have assisted me along the way far too many to mention today but they will never be forgoten.
This walk will not go down as generating the most money but will go down as one of incredible good will.
To enter Slacks Creek Primary school again after 19 years and see Zoe's garden in full bloom and to see people waiting to say hello was so emotional.
There were young women who were in her year at school with their babies,there were mothers who had a child with CF who had used Zoe's Place.There were two army buddies of 50 years ago with their wives.A little girl 5 years of age who had stopped her Mum an Dad from going to church so she could meet and thank me.
A lady who had met us for the first time in Port Douglas and her daughter.A father Gary who had been there for me the day we lost Zoe.
Then there was Erika Zoe's Mum she had organised this day and that we are still friends is a testomony to how much we both loved our daughter. There was staff and parents from the school both past and present who had rejuvinated Zoe's Garden.

Now its 5pm the crowds and friends have gone and I am feeling a little lost and shell shocked so MUCH GOOD WILL.
A Mum I met in Noosa said Nigel you must believe in the RIPPLE effect the ripples will go on forever I do believe.
God Bless you all stay well and happy and THANK YOU for colouring my life with love. 

 

Missing in Action.

October 20, 2012
Well everyone sorry for being missing but been busy walking and trying to raise money we have reached Rockhampton and have done alright but have discovered I am not an athlete and I have aged although in my heart I like to believe other wise.

Once this is over I will be hanging up my walking sandals and taking time to build a new life allowing my late daughters memory to do the rest.

It has been a wonderful journey even though at times painful both emotionaly and physicaly but its not quite ove...
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Twitter Supporters.

September 11, 2012

To all the people both young and old who have Cystic Fibrosis thank you for your support over the last 10 months.We are 19 days away from the first marathon from Port Douglas to Palm Cove Surf Club and I do feel nervous because of injuries I have not been able to complete the best training. However I do feel better than I have ever,one thing on my side is there is no certain time frame to do the 42 km As long as I can manage my knee and foot issues my times should get better the longer we go....


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Twitter and New Friends

September 8, 2012
I would like to say a HUGE thank you to all 412 friends on Twitter unfortunately we have some type of bug that stops me from posting, your support is so sos appreciated Thanks Guys keep following.
God Bless.
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To big for there boots.

September 6, 2012
Suspended for 30 days without any form of appeal Facebook Facebook well guys keep following the up coming walk/jog.
I wonder when they had just a few members would they have been so gun ho at peoples involvement with new friends.Too big Too big ! they need to understand that times and technology change as mobile phone companies are finding battling fo market place share.We had radio we had black and white TV we had calculators all gone face book.
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LJ Hooker Port Douglas.

September 6, 2012
Let me say a huge thank you to LJ Hookers in Port Douglas who have organised a walk- a- thon on the 29th September the day before we set off on the jog.
LJ Hooker has been a HUGE support to CF families in Australia on their behalf I say thank you Kylie for giving us a kick in the right direction.
  
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Re-invention and Age.

September 4, 2012
One of the challnges that I struggle with is the belief that it is possibe to re-invent myself at 68.Why re-invent you say?
Sadly we discover as we age that the business community place very little value on the elderly.So at 68 and relatively fit I wonder what my life experiences are worth and how they can help others.
The problem is lifes knocks have dented my confidence and I feel like a deer caught in the headlights of a speeding car,frozen not knowing which direction to move in.
I hope that ...
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Old Age & Aching Knee's.

August 30, 2012
Tuesday and wednesday were good days 10km Tuesday & 90 minutes of interval work on wednesday while pushing my newspaper delivery push chair.Very high tech.
Thursday though my knee's ached I over did it BUT its Friday now and the knees are good must be a good sign.
I am confident now that I can jog/walk the 42km daily so will be cutting back the km and concentrating on high interval training TABATA.
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He is not protection from Storms but shelter during..

August 28, 2012
As a result of my stomach ulcers playing up after taking anti inflamatory tablets I had a bad night I woke up tired and low finaly I got to the gym and did a slow 5km run on the treadmill came home feeling good.
May sound silly when I will be doing 34 marathons over 34 days in 4 weeks but It left me feeling good.I would also like to say that once I checked facebook It was great to see how many friends I do have.There have been many times when I have been low and my faith has pulled me through....
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Twitter friends

August 28, 2012
To all my friends on twitter I have a bug and cannot post, so please follow my blogs through this website, you are important to me and 850 young people in Queensland who have cystic fibrosis. .
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