Staying ahead of PD! When the going gets tough, that’s what it all boils down to, staying ahead of PD. I have no idea where I placed in the MMP, and I don’t care, it wasn’t about that. There were hard days on the creek training, sometimes staying ahead was the only thing that kept me going. Other rewards; very happy to have helped get some exposure for Shake It Up, this was a big driving force. Tuesday mornings start was particularly hard, and there was an urge not to start, but I committed myself, my support team and the foundation to get out regardless and get the Shake It Up stickers on the river. I’m not one for public exposure, it was hard to socialise with the hundreds of people on and around the event but was good to be able to spread the word when asked. I’m happy to sit on the fringes but cannot get up in front of people, so this is how I helped out, and I’m very happy with the extra exposure I got for the cause.