This morning I stopped at the supermarket to pick up some extra isotonic sports drinks with added B vitamins and walked straight past the cola bottles and the chocolate, not really thinking about it. This is a plus side. It’s the first time I’ve managed to do that since starting on this crazy endeavour.
Come lunch time I was worried I was beginning to flag, but eating my lunch seemed to fix that. It wasn’t until about 4pm that I started to crave a cup of tea, I mean really crave a cup of caffeinated hot liquid goodness. I may have silently cursed myself for deciding to do this but the craving disappeared after maybe twenty minutes and focusing fully on the task at hand.
I’m kinda craving a cup again but I’m happy that I’ve got this far. I’m proud of myself for sticking it out and I’m astounded by the support I’m getting. If people haven’t been donating they’ve been retweeting, sharing, giving me courage to continue when I’ve felt mine waning. That has kept me going more than anyone can possibly realise.
At the moment the total is keeping this fundraiser at 10 days. And I can’t say I’m not happy with that. It means I’ve raised more money that I did with my previous nocaffnat endeavour. I’m already counting this as a success. But as much as by that point I may be completely crazy rather than the 95% crazy that I currently am, I’m also hoping that the funds are raised to push it to that final 14 days. This is not just a test of self, but a way to raise money for a charity I hold so very dear, both for the work it does and for the fact that one of its founders has given me a sanctuary of mind since I was thirteen years old.