It means the world to me that so many friends and fellow Red Riders gathered their resources to allow me to purchase an incredible new bike. I rode it, my first ride on it, at the Rochester, Minnesota Tour de Cure on September 20th. It was an awesome 60 mile ride! Here’s the bike, a … Read moreGratitude for Bikes, Friends & Dogs!
We are gearing up for P.ink Day Minneapolis that will be on October 10, 2014. It’s a day where breast cancer survivors are paired with tattoo artists to receive a healing tattoo over their mastectomy scars. Everyone who participates on P.ink Day volunteers their time and energy. P.ink Day is happening in 12 cities in … Read moreYoung Breast Cancer Survivor Part of Minneapolis P.ink Day!
It’s time for P.ink Day Minneapolis! Personal Ink, P.ink, is an organization dedicated to educating breast cancer survivors about mastectomy tattoos as an alternative healing option. P.ink also connects survivors with experienced tattoo artists who can help. As many of you know, I got my lotus tattoo at the last P.ink Day in New York … Read morePersonal Ink for Breast Cancer Survivors comes to Minneapolis!
I’ve been thinking about how I most want to show up in my life. Yes, I think about things like this. I see a therapist almost once a week, for assistance dealing with the PTSD from my second round of cancer, and she told me last session, that I am not a shallow, surface person. … Read moreShowing Up In Life: Love & Family, Family of Friends
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
On Tuesday, July 22, 2014, I was on Mr. Divabetic’s Blog Talk Radio Show about Diabetes and Breast Cancer. He had several amazing guests, and even I learned a few things. One key thing that sits with me as crucial, is that moving your body and maintaining a healthy diet are the keys to success. … Read moreMr. Divabetic Talks About Diabetes & Breast Cancer!
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.