98 Mile Bike Ride with Type 1 Diabetes

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

100 Mile Bike Ride, Here I Come!

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!

Find Your Passions and Your Calling

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

Bikes and Bodies Crash and Friends Rise to Connect

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

Power Pose for Inner Confidence

I was in San Diego attending the Aligning Forces for Quality, Improving Health and Health Care in Communities Across America, National Conference a few weeks ago. One of the sessions I attended was by Denise Graveline of don’t get caught. She taught a 90 minute workshop called How To Give A Killer Presentation. It was … Read morePower Pose for Inner Confidence

Snapshots of Diabetes

Today the theme for Diabetes Blog Week is Saturday Snapshops, pictures of what diabetes looks like. To help create a visual image of what it’s like to live as a person with diabetes. A fellow diabetes writer, Riva Greenburg, wrote an awesome piece in the Huffington Post a few months back about what it’s like … Read moreSnapshots of Diabetes

Diabetes Life Hacks, Find Experts

The Diabetes Blog Week theme for today is Diabetes Life Hacks, and the topic we are to write about are the tips and tricks that help me in my day-to-day management of diabetes. And it’s interesting, despite the fact that my brother refers to me as the one he calls when he has a diabetes … Read moreDiabetes Life Hacks, Find Experts

Mantras and More

Today for Diabetes Blog Week the topic is one of my favorites, Mantras and More. I like mantras! As an athlete, I use mantras all the time. In training and in a race or big event, mental challenges come in all the time. In the moment they don’t always seem just mental, they can be … Read moreMantras and More

No Sugar Added Poetry

It’s Day 2 of Diabetes Blog Week, the topic is Poetry About Diabetes. I used to write a lot of poetry, but those days were a while ago. I used to go to lots of poetry readings. Nikki Giovani, Denise Levertov, and Dawna Markova are a few of my favorite poets. And I like Spoken … Read moreNo Sugar Added Poetry