Saturday, June 4th was intended to be the day that I rode my bike 100 miles alongside a few of my friends at the Tour de Cure Twin Cities. I’d trained for 16 weeks and then, when I was out walking my dog as I explained in my last blog; I fell and broke my ankle. No bike ride for me on June 4th, not with my leg in the air boot.
Eleven years ago today, my life changed completely. This was the day, October 20th, 2004, that I found out I had breast cancer. It was a sucker punch to the gut. I doubled over in terror. Complete fear permeated my body. I remember wondering if I would ever breathe deeply again. Now here I am, … Read more 11 Years of Thriving Despite Cancer!
Eight years ago, 111 cyclists who have diabetes rode in the American Diabetes Association Tour de Cure Colorado as Red Riders. The ride started and finished at the Boulder Valley Fairgrounds, just outside of Denver, Colorado. It was August 2007. It was the roll out of the Red Riders!! I had decided that 100 was … Read more Red Riders Started 8 Years Ago!
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
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!
Today is my 49th birthday, a perfect day to kick off Diabetes Blog Week! I’m also coming up on my 33rd year of living with type 1 diabetes, and the theme for today, the first day of Diabetes Blog week, is, “What are the diabetes causes and issues that really fire you up?” In the … Read more Change the World, Learn About Your Health!