Monthly Archives: October 2012


Because it’s Halloween, my Spanish class was rescheduled. What am I going to do with my new-found free time now that all of the kiddos are at home with their sugary loot? I confess that I’m watching the two-hour Hawaii … Continue reading

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Just Do It… No Matter What

For some reason, stories like this one about BethAnn Telford, who ran the Marine Corps Marathon with brain cancer yesterday just two weeks after competing in the Ironman World Championships in Kona, Hawaii, are really getting to me lately. I … Continue reading

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All Aboard the Fail Train

You know how I rode through Death Valley with great blood sugars? And how I did a half ironman triathlon with no diabetes problems? And how I had an amazing ride to the top of Mount Wachusett and back with … Continue reading

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Victoria had just finished a very emotional 70 miles through Death Valley. This is one of my favorites pictures from the weekend. Many thanks to Sarah for sending it!

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I Rode through the Desert on a Bike with no Name

I’m writing (most of) this dispatch on Sunday while flying home after doing the JDRF Ride to Cure Diabetes through Death Valley. There’s a lot on my mind that I want to get across and a little tiny screen and … Continue reading

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Death Valley or Bust

Supposing that you read this on the morning that it was posted, I’m on my way to Las Vegas or already there. I’ll be spending the rest of the morning and part of the afternoon with Victoria, mon amie du … Continue reading

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How the Race Was Run… and Planned… and Practiced…

I’ve been working on this post in one form or another for almost two months. That’s how long it’s been since I did the Rev3 Maine triathlon, my first 70.3. In an earlier post I wrote about the event itself: … Continue reading

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Diabetes Math

After getting basal rates that I believe, I’m up to the part of my on-going “Let’s finally figure out the right pump settings!” project where I check my bolus amounts. I have long suspected that I am over-insulinized in the … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends – Back to School Edition

There’s been a lot going on in my life, but little of it is important enough on its own to warrant a full post. And the big stuff is all really big. Perhaps if I write about all of the … Continue reading

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Robert Reavis

All my love and support to Lisa, her mom, and the whole family.

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