Tag: JDRF Ride

I’m BACK ON MY BIKE!!! (The One Where I Realize a Harsh Reality)

July 15, 2015By 3 Comments

Nearly eight weeks ago I took a tumble down my stairs at home and broke my ankle and foot in a few places. It was just the kind of silly thing that happens. It was early in the morning and I was heading to my home office. First, I had to brew a cup of […]

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Pushing on through adversity: the one with #dasBoot and sacrifice

June 24, 2015By 2 Comments

It was a morning just like any other weekday morning. I was on my way downstairs to make a cup of coffee and start my work day back upstairs in my home office. Louie the Supercat was already crunching some kibble, fueling up for a busy day sitting in my office windowsill and staring at […]

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This year’s amazing RIDE TO CURE VACATION RAFFLE IS TO >>>> (the one where my Uncle Bill makes it happen once again)

April 9, 2014By 0 Comments

I took my first outdoor training ride of the season today. It was warm out – above 50!! – but a brisk wind was like a wall in my face. 18 sorry miles, and I have a long way to go to be ready for not one but TWO 100 mile rides this year as […]

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Vocab quiz: what word needs to be stricken from D-world use? It starts with C and ends with negativity …

September 10, 2013By 6 Comments

Let’s start something here. I hope you’ll read this and then in the comments share your amazing T1D accomplishment — or share a “Cant” you want to change to “Can and Will” for yourself or your loved one with T1D. Let’s inspire one another.   If there is one word we all need to strike […]

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What I Learned in my JDRF Ride Training, Part 3: The one where I bonk and cry and then regroup (just like life!)

September 11, 2012By 10 Comments

Some people need to be smacked on the head. Over and over and over. Before they get it. Count me as one of them. As anyone who reads this blog knows, I’ve been training hard to do the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes since, oh, late April. When I started, I’d not been on a […]

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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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What I’m learning (really) from my JDRF Ride Training

July 19, 2012By 15 Comments

As always, I used my JDRF Ride to Cure training ride today as time not just to get my legs and body ready for a 105 mile one day ride, but to noodle over things I have deep in my mind. Today, I was thinking about what it might be like to be inside my […]

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Quick hit: some great coverage for my Ride to Cure Effort

May 8, 2012By 2 Comments

Thank you, Gatehouse Media! Today on their website I’m the lead story — and in print it’s a giant half page. Read it here. And if you are feeling in the giving mood today, click on the link I’ll provide after the story link and send a little something to my JDRF Ride to Cure […]

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#WEGO #HAWMC Post Prompt: “My Best Day Ever,” It’s today!

April 16, 2012By 0 Comments

  When I was thinking ahead to the WEGO prompt of “Your Best Day Ever,” I was letting my imagination spin a tale: one that would happen down the road one day. Then a funny thing happened. My best day ever appeared, right in front of my face; right smack in the middle of my […]

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