It’s time for me to gather all my ride gear and pack it again. This time my destination is Death Valley, California where I’ll be riding with a great group of advocates determined to kick Type 1 diabetes in the … Continue reading Readying for the JDRF Death Valley Ride: The one where I give YOU all the credit
In less than three weeks I’ll be pedaling along my second JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes route, this time 100 miles along the Mississippi River in Wisconsin, Minnesota and Iowa. Am I ready? I think so. One thing I do know: once again, I’ve learned so much from my training and fundraising experience. I did a 68 miles ride the other day. At my slowwwww pace, that gives me a lot of time to meditate, ponder, reflect, whatever you call it. Some thoughts I had are worth sharing, because, as always, this ride experience gives me a chance to think … Continue reading What I learned on my ride, year two: The one when I know its okay to just be okay
“Say it out loud or write it down. It’s the first step toward making it real.” I don’t remember who the person was who said that to me when I was a kid, but it stuck. I’ve used that advice … Continue reading Introducing: Hope Jars and your chance to “join me” on the JDRF Ride to Cure (The one where I REALLY hope you’ll join the fun)
I feel so guilty. I am going to go back to hard-core training, work my way up to another century ride, ask friends to donate to JDRF to support that ride, and basically give my heart, soul and a season … Continue reading 2013 JDRF Ride to Cure Update: The one where I feel guilty, but power through
Today is World Diabetes Day. Around the globe, people are wearing blue to celebrate and mark the day. Landmark buildings will be awash in blue light tonight. Seminars are being held. At kitchen counters across America and around the world, … Continue reading On World Diabetes Day: Thank you to YOU — the difference makers
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 … Continue reading The JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes Death Valley Story (The one when I go on for way too long)
Lauren’s birthday falls right around the first day of school each year (she was born on Labor Day, which was fun to say that day. “It’s LABOR day!”) When she was at that party age, we always had the … Continue reading Happy Blog-Birthday to my Blog!
Okay here it is, BIG NEWS…. And I am so very excited about this. I am hoping to get LOTS of shares on this – and maybe even a few other bloggers out there willing to share the story … Continue reading Cruise the ocean, learn to sail an historic schooner; all while helping cure diabetes!
It’s Thirsty Thursday and now you have a way of celebrating that AND making a difference — starting this week, I’ll offer a “Thirsty Thursday” prize each week. All you have to do is donate *at least* $10 to my … Continue reading It’s Thirsty Thursday: Contest time! Act fast and win!