Monthly Archives: July 2013

A Beautiful Day – Wednesday 5:30AM

I was (atypically) mostly awake before the 5:00AM alarm this morning, but I still didn’t really want to get up. The force of sleep is strong in this one, but I got up anyway. It’s hard to say exactly why … Continue reading

Posted in Reluctant Triathlete, Swimming | 4 Comments

Mount Washington Loop

Yesterday I did something I’ve wanted to do for a long time. I rode my bike around Mount Washington in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. It was a really great ride (except for one small mishap), and I’m really … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling | 6 Comments

Runner’s Block

When I was cooling off in the shade after the Mass State Triathlon on Sunday, sitting on a folding chair and finishing up my second bottle of water in a matter of minutes, I summed up how I was feeling. … Continue reading

Posted in Life Lessons, Reluctant Triathlete, Running | 4 Comments

Mass State Tri

How do I write about yesterday’s Mass State Triathlon? On the one hand, I had my best open-water swim and 40km bike splits ever. It was hot, but I still managed to do better than most of my expectations for … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Diabetes, Life Lessons, Reluctant Triathlete, Running, Swimming | 5 Comments

Couch to 5K

I love Couch to 5K. I think the idea behind it is fantastic. “You want to be healthier? You want to get moving? You want to do it in a sustainable way? Great! Here’s a gentle plan that will get … Continue reading

Posted in Running, This is who we are | 2 Comments

Catching Up, Part 2: Active Insulin

This is the second half of the “What has Jeff been up to?” post. In the first part I had a couple of difficult bike rides. III. “You really should stop doing all of that cycling and running.” Jen, one … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Diabetes, Life Lessons, Running, Swimming | 2 Comments

Catching Up, Part 1: WWSJD?

On more than a dozen occasions recently, I have thought, “I should write about that!” and then never gotten the words out. I’ve been spending a lot of prime blog-writing time doing other things—binge-watching the first season of American “Masterchef,” … Continue reading

Posted in Cycling, Diabetes, Life Lessons | 3 Comments

Uploading OneTouch Meters to CareLink in MacOS 10.8

You know what sucks? Not being able to connect to CareLink from your nifty, modern Mac because Lifescan and/or Minimed decided it wasn’t worth creating a new driver for the cable that connects a OneTouch blood glucose meter to your … Continue reading

Posted in Computing, Data-betes, Diabetes, Fodder for Techno-weenies | 1 Comment