What I Learned On My Ride Training, Year Three: The One With the Fisherman and the Feathers

June 3, 2014By 3 Comments

  I thought this was going to be a quick facebook status update, but the more I thought about it, the more I had to say. So here goes: another “What I learned while Training for my Ride story,” this one with a fisherman and some feathers. I know, I know. I’m behind on my […]

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Blue Candles: Is it time for our community to develop etiquette around them?

October 14, 2013By 27 Comments

First of all, the person who first posted a blue candle in honor of a person who loses their life to Type 1 diabetes is brilliant. Just about anyone in the D-world knows now, with a glance, what it means. And that’s what good symbols do: tell you something instantly and evoke an emotional response. […]

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The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Death Valley Story (The one when I go on for way too long)

October 25, 2012By 25 Comments

I know — this is too long for a blog. I hope you’ll take some time to read it though — it’s my Death Valley experience. And while I mention a few mile markers, I have something to share about all of them. If you would like to hear about a certain mile and my […]

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What I learned on my Ride to Cure Effort Part 5: The one where I get lucky

October 14, 2012By 3 Comments

  It’s almost here. Nearly a year ago I started thinking to myself … maybe. Just maybe. Six months ago I clicked on the link, signed up and made the first donation myself. JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes. Death Valley, California. I didn’t own a bike. I’d not been on one (other than those cute […]

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What I learned in my JDRF Ride to Cure Training, Part 4: (The one where good friends remind me they are still here)

September 24, 2012By 7 Comments

I don’t even remember how I found out about it, since I’m new to cycling. I think I may have just been google searching to find supported rides in the greater Boston area. In any case, this past Sunday morning I got up bright and early (have I mentioned I am not a morning person) […]

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Ride to Cure Training Update: The one with full moons, angels, and irrational pb and j cravings

August 9, 2012By 8 Comments

Every time I do a training loop for the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes, I learn something new. Sometimes it’s funny; sometimes it’s awesomely random; sometimes it’s deep. The other day, I got a little bit of everything. Call this the potpourri of ride revelations post. Here goes: *The tougher road makes the easier road, […]

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DBLog Week Day 5: What I Want You To Know

May 18, 2012By 10 Comments

Today’s D-Blog week topic is simple: What I wish you would know. The idea is to open up about something about life with diabetes on board that I don’t usually share. Here goes.   I am well known in the diabetes world and so is my amazing daughter. We’ve spoken in local and national venues, […]

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Another D Candle Day: How is a mom to let her child with Diabetes live her life?

March 29, 2012By 1 Comment

It seemed appropriate for me today to repost this – Another D Candle Day. While as always I don’t have a blue candle on my facebook page, I have one (actually A Clara Barton Camp Candle) burning in my heart this week. We’re all remembering an amazing young woman and struggling with how we will […]

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