I joined a group from JDRF San Diego for a great group training ride this morning to finish off my third week of training for #ScottsDeathRide (100 miles in Death Valley this October with @erikdouds for JDRF - learn more and support us at https://diabadass.com/death-valley). I finished the week with 79.08 miles in the books (plus a handful of fun basketball sessions), and I’m … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide – Week 3 wrap up
I'm very excited to welcome Gavin Griffiths to Minneapolis! Gavin is an ultra-marathoner who has lived with type 1 diabetes since the age of 8. He's making our great city an important part of an amazing adventure he's on - the "Diathlete USA Tour 2014!" Based in London, Gavin makes a habit of doing big things in the name of diabetes advocacy. As this post publishes, … [Read more...] about Diathlete Gavin Griffiths in Minneapolis!
After a crazy California evening, and a few hours of sleep, the Simmons family and I were on the road headed to the Team Ninjabetic 2010 JDRF Walk for a Cure! Team Ninjabetic was the largest family team, and even beat the corporate sponsor (Coca-Cola/Coke Zero) by over 20 walkers. We represented big time. We all had awesome Ninjabetic t-shirts, generously donated by … [Read more...] about Ninjabetic Weekend – Saturday – The Walk
George's vacation here absolutely FLEW by. But we did a lot of fun things. I know that we'll both be posting a bit about all of the fun stuff over the next few days, so I don't want to let the all of the cats out of the bag at the same time. We put together a really quick and corny VLOG post that we wanted to share. I think George has some sort of attack at the end, but I … [Read more...] about A Ninjariffic VLOG Post!
I attended a nearby "pump users" group meeting last night. This is an awesome group that usually meets monthly. There is often a certain topic they cover, and sometimes there is a speaker, but they also do "round table" type discussions. I would like to make it to more meetings, but it's about a 40 minute drive for me, right in the middle of rush-hour traffic. All that … [Read more...] about The Wonder of Stories
Is it bad blogging etiquette to post something on Thanksgiving? Maybe so, but given why I need to post this today, I think you'll forgive me. Today, Thanksgiving, is the first weekday that I've NOT worked out since October 19, 2009. Today would be the 29th weekday straight of either lifting weights or playing basketball. Because the gym is closed, I'll reluctantly take … [Read more...] about What do you mean it’s closed?
There are two sure-fire ways to make time fly by. Raising kids Diabetes meet-ups Raising kids make years seem like days, and diabetes meet-ups make hours seem like minutes. Saturday I got together with a small group of local members here at Diabetes Daily. It was a lot of fun (as it always is), and we had some really insightful conversations (as we always do). I … [Read more...] about Making Time Fly
Sometimes it seems like us locals here in Minnesota need a visitor from out of town to spark a get together. Last time it was Sara, this time it was Allison -- yes, the Allison! A few months back Allison told me that she would be in town with her boyfriend Erik for a wedding. Turns out that Erik has a lot of family around here, which worked out great to help get Allison … [Read more...] about Another Great Get Together!
I got together with a small group of Diabetes Daily members again last weekend. It was awesome. missitaly, deanusa, Molly & Dixie, and myself all enjoyed some warm beverages, easy conversation, and lots of laughs. For those that are not familiar with Molly, she has the best CGM that anyone could ask for. Dixie (she's a heartbreaker)! Dixie is a highly trained service … [Read more...] about Coffee or Tea? Molly or me? I choose DIXIE!!!
I was scanning through blog posts on Tuesday night, and saw that Lili was in town for a day or two! I quickly commented to her blog post and asked if she wanted to get together. I didn't know if she would get my comment (we all know how things get when traveling), or if her days were already full of activities and obligations. But heck, it couldn't hurt to ask … [Read more...] about I Love Meetups