After hitting "The Wall" a few weeks ago, I've been trying to conquer that long 50-mile weekend ride ever since. I've been plagued by problems with spokes and spikes. Three broken back spokes and a flat front tire from a spikey plant-pod called a goat head – all in the span of a couple of weeks. It's been very frustrating! But don't worry! Diabetes has trained me well to … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide 💀🚴♂️ – weeks 10-12 spokes and spikes
Weeks 4 & 5 are behind me and they were full of SO MANY lessons. I've come to embrace the phrase, "character building." https://youtu.be/ozm3ON2X2ro … [Read more...] about #ScottsDeathRide 💀🚴♂️ – weeks 4 & 5 taught me some lessons
I was surprised by a really high blood sugar (280 mg/dl) at lunch today after an awesome afternoon on the basketball court. I took what I needed for my meal, and to correct for the high, and knew I'd have to keep an eye on things for the next couple of hours. Back at home, and only about an hour after eating, I'm surprised to see 121 mg/dl and dropping on my CGM. Slightly … [Read more...] about It’s About To Go Down
After finishing an 8k with Insulindependence last fall I talked myself into completing a half marathon in Seattle and committed to doing so on live internet radio (it's also recorded, so I couldn't pretend it didn't happen). I trained, and trained, and trained, and was feeling good until about three weeks before the race when I hurt myself (turns out I didn't pay … [Read more...] about I Ran a Half – Check Out my Medal!
QUICK! What are you doing on Friday night?! If you're in the Minneapolis area and are coming to the Tour de Cure Champions VIP Dinner - I'll see you there! I'm honored to be the keynote speaker for the Champions to STOP Diabetes VIP Dinner on the night before the big ride, and I couldn't be more excited! You are an incredible inspiration to me, and to think that I'll … [Read more...] about Minneapolis ADA Tour de Cure Champions! Let’s Roll!
This is my friend Doug. He's pretty cool. He has type 1 diabetes, just like me. :-) He decided he was going to run a marathon. In February of 2011, he couldn't run 0.25 miles, and in October of 2011 he completed the Twin Cities Marathon. He's done four more since then. Doug (and a handful of others) spoke at a local JDRF Adults with Type One group tonight about … [Read more...] about This is Doug
Dr. Korey Hood is one of my favorite people. He training to run the 2014 Boston Marathon (!!) with Team JDRF on April 21st, and could use some help. I love Korey because he's a great guy, and he has dedicated his life to helping us with the hardest part of living with diabetes - the part that happens between our ears. As a practicing staff psychologist and associate … [Read more...] about I Support: Dr. Korey Hood – Boston Marathon for JDRF
I had two thoughts when I received the invite to run an 8k race and speak at the Insulindependence Philadelphia Weekend: Cool! Holy crap! 8k? I better start training! 8k is just about 5 miles. Well outside of my comfort zone, but not so far outside that it felt unachievable. The Insulindependence group provided a training plan that looked realistic, and I started … [Read more...] about Running 8k in Philly – AWESOME!
I'm a big fan of the folks at Jerry the Bear, and my love and support for Kim and her work is almost as true and strong as my love for Diet Coke. When they came up with this idea, I couldn't wait to add my contribution! http://youtu.be/Y5p0gvYE0sU I can't wait to see the other videos and pictures. The rest of my World Diabetes Day is packed with fun activities as … [Read more...] about Diabetes Won’t Stop Me
Were you interested in the 14th North American Conference in Diabetes and Exercise that took place in August but couldn't afford the hundreds of dollars for travel, lodging, registration, and accompanying expenses? I totally feel you, and so do the incredibly generous Corporate Members of Insulindependence and friends at Brown Hound Media. The entire conference, including the … [Read more...] about Making it Available – Thank You Insulindependence!