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 more Showing 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 more YWCA 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 more Triathlon 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 more Tour 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 more Big 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 more Mr. Divabetic Talks About Diabetes & Breast Cancer!
People often ask me what I eat, since I don’t eat meat, dairy or gluten. And, in case you didn’t know, I have type 1 diabetes and I take insulin which allows my body to process the carbohydrates I eat. In large part because high volumes of carbohydrates are hard for my injected insulin to … Read more What do you eat if you don’t eat meat, dairy or gluten?
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 more Getting 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 more 98 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 more 100 Mile Bike Ride, Here I Come!