Have you ever gotten yourself into something you weren't quite sure you could do? I got myself very familiar with that feeling this Spring. When we finished the 25-mile Tour de Cure route last year I wasn't ready to be finished. I wanted more. So for the 2011 ride we signed up for the 45-mile course. The weather here this "Spring" (note the quotation marks...) was … [Read more...] about I Did It! Tour de Cure!
Diabetes and exercise is something incredibly hard to manage. It is difficult to get my blood sugar where I want it for exercise, and even harder to get it to stay there. For many people, managing blood sugars before, during, and after, is so hard that they just don't exercise. I don't blame them. It introduces a million new … [Read more...] about Diabetes and Basketball
Exclusive footage of a DOC late-night #sweatabetes session at the recent Medtronic Diabetes Advocates Forum featuring superstar Blunt Lancet keyboardist Kelly "RawSugar" Rawlings knocking out a couple of Turkish Getups. http://www.youtube.com/v/JP5a0o5psTM Special "Shout Out" to Ginger "SuperCoach" Vieira - the group's remote fitness consultant! … [Read more...] about Exclusive Footage! RawSugar Turkish Style
I've been working a lot with Ginger Vieira, and she is one of the best things I have done for myself in a long time. Maybe ever. She is really good at helping people, and I am thankful to have such a great coach and sounding board. I have also worked really hard at looking at myself and honestly answering the questions we have come up with. I can't say enough … [Read more...] about Singing Praises for Ginger Vieira (and me!)
How many of you have heard of Ginger Vieira? I guarantee that not enough of you have, and I'm going to shout her praises from the highest rooftop I can find. Ginger was diagnosed with type 1 diabetes and celiac in 1999. Besides being an absolute angel, Ginger is a professional writer, a contributing author at Diabeteens, an I.S.S.A. certified personal trainer, a … [Read more...] about Life Coaching, Weight Lifting, Book Writing
The thoughts were nagging at me all morning. What do I do about my blood sugar? What adjustments should I make to my insulin? How should I manage my meal bolus? I was scheduled to meet up with some members of The Pancremaniacs this afternoon for our last team ride before the Tour de Cure (which is next Saturday). I've done three of these team practice rides so far, and … [Read more...] about The Effect Of My Miscalculation? Major Suckage and a Day Wasted.
I have really been trying to get back on the exercise wagon lately. Everything feels better when I'm exercising regularly, both physically and mentally. Within the past year or so, I've noticed that my body just hurts when I'm not getting enough exercise. My back hurts, my knee hurts, everything seems like such a chore. It is clear that as I age, I need to be downright … [Read more...] about Spontaneous Exercise and Diabetes
I picked up a flyer about this at the local ADA Expo last weekend. I think it is a great thing that Gold's Gym and the ADA are doing, so I wanted to help spread the word a bit. On Saturday, November 7, 2009, Gold's Gym will be hosting a "Burn-A-Thon Challenge". Every Gold's Gym in the world (!) will be open to everyone, members and non-members, to allow people to … [Read more...] about Burn-A-Thon? Gold’s Gym & The ADA
I was really fighting the blues through the tail end of last week and through the weekend. Really bad. What really kicked it off for me was some job stuff that I thought was going well, but wasn't. So once again I am looking for work. Freelance, contract, full-time, part-time, a combination of all of the above - anything will help. Since Cozmo closed down, this transition … [Read more...] about Experiments, Wake Up Bolus, Breakfast, and Exercise
I exercised today for the first time in a long time. It sucked hugely while I was working out, and I hated almost every second of it (ok, it wasn't THAT bad). I'm very sure I will hate it even more when I wake up tomorrow morning (or is it the second day soreness that is the worst?). But, I felt AMAZING the rest of the day! I swear, I got more done today after exercising … [Read more...] about I Feel Amazing!