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.

  My first race of 2015 is in the books. On Sunday I finished a 62 mile gravel bike race in Hastings, Michigan called the Barry Roubaix.  Although it’s a four hour drive it’s a great early season race and … Continue reading

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I hate swimming laps in a pool.  I don’t hate swimming per se just the lap swimming.  I liked being in water and partaking in indoor tri’s or swimming on vacation.  It’s the boring monotony of swimming back and forth … Continue reading

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2014 in review

The stats helper monkeys prepared a 2014 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: A San Francisco cable car holds 60 people. This blog was viewed about 3,400 times in 2014. If it were a cable car, it … Continue reading

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A DIAGNOSIS DIDN’T END THE RUN – Medtronic Global Hero Marathon Weekend

  I wish I could get these posts out sooner but I do take very good notes! The weekend and this report is more than just a race or race report about the Twin Cities Marathon it is about the … Continue reading

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Rebecca’s Private Idaho – Part 2

After running in the hood to coast race in Portland and spending a week working in Vancouver, WA  I started the drive to Idaho.  Besides a $260 speeding ticket my drive to Idaho was spectacular. I really like driving and … Continue reading

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The road to Rebecca’s Private Idaho – part 1

These are my hi-lights of the summer getting ready for RPI part 2 will be the race report.  I wanted to write about them as I went but well, you know, life. I just returned from Sun Valley, Idaho.  A … Continue reading

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The Dirty

As I sat down to write my dirty kanza race report I noticed the familiar shake in my hands.  I looked at my Dexcom and saw 65 with a down arrow.  I don’t recall giving myself too much insulin but that’s the … Continue reading

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Bib 681 Kanza is here.

Bib 681- Links at the bottom! This week was busy…. starting off with Sunday.  Sunday was my final race before Dirty Kanza this weekend.  It was a 68 mile gravel race with similar conditions to Kansas (long rolling hills and … Continue reading

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2 weeks to Kanza-the final countdown!

This weekend called for two 4 hour rides.  Funny how 4 hours now seems like a drop in the bucket. Neither of my rides went quite as planned but I still enjoyed myself. For Saturday’s ride I needed to pick … Continue reading

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Diabetes Blog Week – Day 3 What brings me down?

My doctor once said you need to make diabetes your number 1 job.  This is easier said than done, my job is very stressful and time consuming and I have chosen to participate in a very time consuming hobby (endurance … Continue reading

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