I've been so busy, I almost forgot to celebrate: the beginning of March marked two full years of DiabetesMine.com. Wow! Aside from the mind-numbing amount of time this diabetic butt has spent in a chair while compiling blog entries, consider the stats:
- 441 posts
- 2259 comments
- 107 trackbacks
State of the Union: It's Time to Cure Diabetes
President launching new precision medicine initiative to better treat, cure diseases like diabetes.
'Robotic Pancreas' Appears On American Idol
Carlos Santana's nephew Adam Lasher shows off Dexcom G4 during live performance.
Metformin: A Great Lakes Disaster?
Wisconsin researchers find diabetes drug being discharged into Lake Michigan, affecting fish.
- 4 blogging awards (if you count the honorable mention among this year's top MedBlogs)
- 1 author (plus, of course, the contributors to the Partner Follies -- thank you!)
However, as mentioned, that's just the butt-in-the-chair stuff. It has also been exactly three years since I cycled in my first ADA Tour de Cure here in Palo Alto, CA. I'm surprised I survived, actually, having had so little idea how to manage my blood glucose during an intense workout back then.
Long story short, I'm up for The Challenge again. As noted in an earlier post, I committed to the 25 miles but am tentatively hoping manage the 50-mile ride -- having been goaded by my cycling-fanatic husband, who dismissed the 25-mile-course as "geriatric"... ahem... Still, I'm bravely attempting to raise $5,000 this year. (Come on, guys, every little bit helps!)
Let me just say that breaking the ice was painful. I know I need to start training, as the rain stopped here a few weeks ago already. But getting my tush out and onto the bike for that first ride seemed somehow insurmountable. On Friday, I finally bit the bullet, dredged up some age-old cycling shorts and a completely mismatched jersey and rode about 15 miles -- which was actually quite enjoyable except for one thing. In the Bike Seat vs. Female Anatomy category, I lost. Youch! Hubby says I should invest in some very high-end women's biking gear. Yes, dear. (Donations for that cause accepted as well :)
Editor's Note: A few colleagues already asked why I chose this ride instead of a JDRF event. The answer is, this one is nearby and convenient, and has become somehow sentimentally linked to my dual D-anniversaries: diagnosis and starting the blog. If my anatomy makes it through this ride, I'll shoot for a JDRF event next.
Please consider throwing a little money at the cause (championed by my sore posterior). Visit my
Tour de Cure my page HERE.