Dryathlon day 31: Not long to go now!

In just over three  hours the Dryathlon will be over.  I’m really chuffed to have stayed the course and to have raised over my target of £200.  With over 34,000 Dryathletes taking part for Cancer Research I would imagine the final total of sponsorship raised will be quite impressive.  If you’ve been reading this Blog then you will have followed the highs and lows of the month and read about some of my alcohol displacement activity.  So in all honesty how how I found it?  Here are a few thoughts…

The first week was relatively easy – after Christmas and New Year my liver needed a rest

I had lots of really weird and vivid dreams in the first few days off the booze

When the snow arrived it became a bit more difficult – we were house bound for a while and a glass or two in front to a roaring log fire would have been lovely

You don’t have to be drunk to dance in the kitchen while cooking

Cake and chocolate are very good substitutes for wine

I’ve made a lovely new “virtual dry friend” Rachel who has also been been taking part in the Alcohol Concern Dry January Campaign.  She has been blogging too and its  and it has been amazing how similar some of our experiences have been

I still think that some food really needs a nice glass of wine to bring out the best

I didn’t loose a huge amount of weight like I imagined I would –  I blame the cake and chocolate

My son is proud of me for taking up and completing his challenge

I’m definitely going to have at least 3 dry days a week from now on

I have beaten by record for the longest sponsored activity – the previous one was cycling to Spain for Parkinson’s disease back in 1990. That took just over 3 weeks….

I’m toying with the idea of staying up until midnight!

So that’s it – part of me feels a bit sad it’s all over – it’s been great reading all the tweets, Blogs and Facebook comments and stories of everyone involved – I will be sorry not to be part of something so epic in February.

Debbie Harris


  1. Johanna on January 31, 2013 at 10:32 pm

    Whoop whoop 31 days achieved! Well done. It’s been good reading your journey along the way! Jo xx

    • The Pixel Chef on January 31, 2013 at 10:41 pm

      Thanks Jo – I’ve enjoyed Blogging about it too! xx

  2. Deej on February 11, 2013 at 7:17 pm

    Well done Debbie 🙂 – Keep up the blog though!?

    • The Pixel Chef on February 12, 2013 at 10:03 am

      Yep will keep the Blog going – maybe not the dry thing though ;)!

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