Author Archives: Gillian

About Gillian

I am a type 1 diabetic diagnosed at the age of 30. I run marathons, participate in bike races , ironman triathlons and everything in between. I also started a not for profit called YOUglycemia with a team of 3 other type 1 diabetics where our focus is active diabetes management.

59 seconds – Edmonton marathon race report

I had been wanting to do the Edmonton marathon for a very long time.  Ever since my mom’s brother and family moved there and I started running marathons nearly 30 years ago years ago I have told them I would … Continue reading

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DIRTY KANZA #4

Warning, this is a long post.  I’m going to start with some training stories.  Because the training this year was tough.  Training in Chicago in the spring is never easy but this year I had some additional demons I was … Continue reading

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Roughroad 100 – the ‘betes won this one

Roughroad 100 – the ‘betes won this one! Earlier this year I switched insulin pump brand from a T-Slim/Dexcom combination back to my tried and true Medtronic brand.  This latest version of the Medtronic brand shuts off insulin delivery if … Continue reading

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IRONMAN #5 IN THE BOOKS

A recap of my 5th ironman- its a bit long, bear with me. This ironman I refer to as the backwards ironman, where normally it is hard to get through the marathon my last 4 1/2 hours (the marathon) felt the best … Continue reading

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FINDING YOUR LIMIT – DK200 2016

I needed to get this out before Ironman Wisconsin and it is so late because of trainig for Ironman Wisconsin.. so there. The theme for this years Dirty Kanza race which was written on the race t-shirt was “find your … Continue reading

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Twin Cities Marathon and Global Hero Alumni weekend

When I got the email about the 10 year global hero alumni event in twin cities for the marathon.  I didn’t hesitate to sign up.   I had such a great time the prior year.  Although this year would be without … Continue reading

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Ironman Wisconsin 2015 Race Report

Ironman #4 is done.  I previously mentioned that I wasn’t really sure how it would go due to my lack of training.  At the end of the day, for how I trained, it went really really well.  My measure of … Continue reading

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