Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! Since I don’t eat meat, dairy or gluten, this holiday isn’t as thrilling for me as it is for most Americans. So, I look for other things to make it a fun holiday. My friend Tammy, who has type 2 diabetes, told me about the St. Paul Turkey Trot, a 10K run … Read more10K Turkey Trot Race Report!
There’s a lot going on in November, in addition to Thanksgiving and Voting Day, the entire month is Diabetes Awareness Month. Living with a chronic health condition like diabetes, every month for me is Diabetes Month. In fact, every single day is Diabetes Day. Yes, there are no, absolutely ZERO vacations when you have diabetes, … Read moreIt’s Diabetes Awareness Month!
I’m nervous and excited! Tomorrow I’m attending my first Blogger Conference!! I’ve been working on my book and developing my identity as a writer. My astrologer friend Matthew and a wise woman who’s known me since I was in my late 20’s, Kylea, they’ve both suggested over the years that writing is part of my … Read moreMN Blogger Conference! My first one!
It’s that time again! Time to exercise for at least 14 minutes, and see what happens to your blood sugar AND at the same time, raise money for people with diabetes. Each test will raise $1!! Here’s what you do: If you have diabetes you test your blood sugar (no diabetes? no testing!) You exercise … Read moreIt’s Time for The Big Blue Test!!
Deciding to do another triathlon was a big decision for me. I used to love doing triathlons. The majority of my social circle in Colorado was fellow triathlon aficionados. I spent the vast majority of my spare time training, reading about, and planning to do one of the three sports of triathlon: swimming, biking and … Read moreYWCA Triathlon for Diabetes & Cancer & Me!
Five days from today, August 17, 2014, I will wake up at 4 AM, take a bolus of insulin, eat breakfast, grab my triathlon backpack, and ride my bike 3 miles to the Minneapolis YWCA Women’s Sprint Triathlon start. This will be the first triathlon I will race since the last one I did in … Read moreTriathlon Fears, Diabetes, And Remembering The Love
My T1D friend Ramsey, who’s had Type 1 diabetes since he was 2 years old and he’s 43 now, asked me a little over a week ago if I’d like to do a 100 mile bike ride with him, at the Tour de Tonka, a route here in Minnesota, in and around Minnetonka. Since I … Read moreTour de Tonka, 100 mile bike ride with diabetes, FOR REAL
I’ve been watching my friend Ramsey’s Bernese Mountain dog and Ashley is not a small dog! Thankfully, she likes to go for walks. Plus she’s a friendly, loving companion. She’s always ready for a snuggle and hug! I miss having my own dog who likes to go out for walks a few times a day. … Read moreBig Dogs & Big Truths
A few days ago, a friend of mine who is the same age as I am, posted on Facebook how getting older is so hard, in part because she’s on Weight Watchers because she wants to lose some weight. She made the comment that eating watermelon isn’t as good as eating donuts. She also mentioned … Read moreGetting Old and the Will to Exercise, Diabetes or Not.
I did it! I drove down to Iowa and spoke at their Champion’s Dinner on my 33rd Diaversary and then I got enough sleep and got all my nutrition and gear ready and I woke up nice and early, and all of my 18 weeks of training paid off!! I rode 98 miles on Saturday, … Read more98 Mile Bike Ride with Type 1 Diabetes