Tag Archives: blood glucose

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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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

This week I signed up to participate in diabetes blog week.  Diabetes blog week was started by a diabetes blogger – http://www.bittersweetdiabetes.com.  Each day bloggers write about a certain topic.  I didn’t really realize when I signed up that we … Continue reading

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130 Mile Race Practice Ride

I did it!  I rode to Wisconsin and back which also happened to be my practice ride for Dirty Kanza http://www.dirtykanza200.com/ .   My race is fast approaching (less than 3 weeks!) and I wanted to test out a few things … Continue reading

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Kanza training and Dirty Mudd’r [Race]

Last weekend I completed two really great long (sloooooooooooow) rides. Saturday I left the house at 7:30 am to start my trek to Aurora, IL a suburb of Chicago.  Why ride to Aurora, you ask?  Well the American Diabetes Assoc. … Continue reading

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Power of positivity

Power of positivity. Following up from my last post, here is a picture of my blood sugar levels on the third day.  If you ever wonder what I mean when I say each day is a different, this should be … Continue reading

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A tale of two days.

A Tale of Two Days. I know I’m preaching to the choir for other diabetics and we all have crazy diabetes days.  I had such a rough Monday, Tuesday was better but not great. I am guilty of not prioritizing … Continue reading

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The Dirt on Dirty Kanza

THE TRUTH ABOUT MY DIRTY KANZA TRAINING. If you’ve looked at my race schedule for this year you may have noticed the “Dirty Kanza” aka The Dirty.  A couple of things to note –  there is no “tri” in the … Continue reading

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First Race

Last Saturday I participated in the Barry-Roubaix Gravel Road Race. http://barry-roubaix.com/ A 62 mile race in the middle of Michigan near Grand Rapids. The week(s) leading up the race I was both nervous and excited about it. Nervous because we’ve … Continue reading

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An Evening with Andy Potts

Mental Toughness: “the ability to consistently perform towards the upper range of your talent and skill regardless of competitive circumstances.” I recently had the chance to see Andy Potts speak.  Andy, started with a recount of his journey to winning … Continue reading

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