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
Yesterday was my 33rd Diaversary. Meaning that on June 26, 1981, I was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes. And yesterday, I was here in Coralville, Iowa at the Corridor Classic Tour de Cure Champions Dinner. I was speaking to the amazing group gathered at the Riverside Casino and Golf Resort about how I started the … Read more100 Mile Bike Ride, Here I Come!
It’s Friday the 13th and it’s a Full Moon. And to top it off, the planet Mercury is retrograde, confusing communication. A few days ago I posted this image on my Facebook page: And I mentioned that I am working on finding my calling. And earning a living, that for the first time in my … Read moreFind Your Passions and Your Calling
One week ago, on Sunday, May 25, 2014, at 11:58 PM, I said my final goodbye to my sweet, fabulous Border Collie dog Riley. Right now, just typing this, brings tears to my eyes and I can feel my heart break open a little bit more. It’s been a rough week. Coming home each day, … Read moreOde to Riley and Mack, Two Dogs Who Showed Me Love
On Wednesday, May 21, 2014, I decided to go on a bike ride. I dressed in my TeamWILD cycling kit, got on my cycling shoes and my awesome Rudy Project helmet and sunglasses and out I went on my fabulous Raleigh Militis 2 carbon fiber bike. I got about 2 miles from my house, I … Read moreBikes and Bodies Crash and Friends Rise to Connect