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.

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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DIRTY KANZA 2015

When I posted my last post I realized that I had never posted this!!!! It was sitting in draft mode (no wonder no-one commented!) so I re-read it and tweaked it and am posting now.. if you want to get to the … Continue reading

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This year and IMOO training.

So here I go again.  In two weeks I’ll be hopefully finishing my fourth ironman.  When I signed up I had every intention of beating my previous course record which was also my first ironman in 2011.  I started off … Continue reading

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  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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REVIEW: WATERPROOF IPOD

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 WordPress.com 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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