Last week, on Thursday, July 4th, my dear friend Tammy and I joined up and participated in the Twin Cities Bicycle Club TCBC Watermelon Bike Ride event. We decided to be brave and go for it, and do the 52 mile route. I had done 49 miles at the Hope in Motion ride just a … Read moreHeat exhaustion during the 4th of July Watermelon Bike Ride
Happy End of June and happy joyful summer! I am slowly and surely recovering from the intensity of moving all my stuff from one house to another house. And I am pleased to report that I have now lived successfully with type 1 diabetes for 38 years. The day someone was diagnosed is “celebrated” by … Read more38th Diaversary + 49 mile bike ride recap
Last Saturday, June 1st, 2019, I rode 46 miles on my bike as part of the Tour de Cure Twin Cities. It was a beautiful, sunny, perfect weather sort of day. Doing the ride was a bit of an athletic stretch for me because I really haven’t done much training this spring. The longest I … Read moreTour de Cure Twin Cities, recap by one Red Rider
I made a vow that I would officially start cycling training again by March 1st. And that’s today, so here I am! I got my bike set up last weekend. No small feat, as I had to change out the rear tire and wipe the entire bike off, yes it was covered in dust!! Plus … Read moreBack in the saddle…cycling training starts NOW!
As you might know, I’ve had type 1 diabetes for 37.5 years and I have recently experienced my first significant diabetes complication. The name on the street for my complication is “trigger finger.” It began about four years ago. A few of my fingers, on both my hands, started catching and hurting. I asked my … Read moreA story of trigger finger surgery and healing with type 1 diabetes
It’s a week later and I finally have enough energy and post event reflection distance to write up my triathlon experience for what is my 99th or so sprint distance triathlon. Okay, I confess, I’m exaggerating. I did my very first sprint distance triathlon in July 2005, which was just 13 years ago. No way … Read moreRace report for 2018 YWCA Women’s Sprint Triathlon for a 2x cancer survivor who has type 1 diabetes
Eight years ago this month, I found out I had breast cancer for a second time. In August of 2010, I had the cancer infested breast cut off. I tend to be a minimalist, so I only had the one breast removed. I don’t have any genes that say I’m at genetic risk for breast … Read moreConfessions of a one breasted bionic endurance athlete
What a busy week it was in Panama. It was work, and thankfully, I love my work! From the moment we arrived until the moment we left, we were in meetings here and there and everywhere! As anticipated, everything moved at a slower, very humid, warm pace. And yes, there was a lot of random … Read morePanama exploration for internships, OH MY!
This past Saturday, June 2nd, was a cloudy, cooler, rainy day in the Twin Cities (in MN). Ironically, it was a perfect day for the Tour de Cure Twin Cities! The Tour is a walk, run, bike event for the American Diabetes Association. It’s a fundraising event. It’s also a celebration of wellness and fitness. … Read more3 reasons the Tour de Cure is a powerful event
As you likely know, I have type 1 diabetes. I’ve had it for almost 37 years. That means that I’ve had to go to visit a medical doctor A LOT. On average, I go 4 times a year. Once a quarter. For most of the years I’ve had diabetes, I go see a specialist. I … Read moreHow to find a great endocrinologist