Insights into my personal life.

This blog includes the personal details of my experiences as a recently diagnosed Type I diabetic and the impact of that diagnosis on my endurance athletic pursuits.

Please understand that I consider myself to be a work in progress. I am willing to share both my successes and failures, so please do not take my words to be professional dietary or medical advice. This is a blog, this is only a blog. I research my choices carefully, and take my health very seriously. The choices I make are my own, I am doing the best with the resources and support that I have. If you have questions or concerns feel free to comment, but please be constructive and understand that this is my life. I value it dearly.

My goal is to live a happy, healthy and active life where I can balance my internal drive to push my physical limits and the challenge of safely maintaining stability despite the challenges of Type I diabetes.

Monday, March 7, 2011


My life is flexible. I like to do a lot of stuff. You'd be surprised what variety of stuff my wife, Kim and I can get into in a week. But I need to instill a certain amount of structure into my week. And I can't structure a week without first structuring my days.

So here I am; a flexible guy in need of structure. Here is my plan for the next 9 days.

Tomorrow: Wake up early to swim and make it bake in time for bacon with Kim. Wake up at 6, back from the pool by 7:15, out the door 7:50. Ride to work. Work. Ride home. Run 45 minutes. Eat. Feet up.

Wednesday: Swim in the morning. Run 80 minutes in the evening.

Thursday: Normally a rest day due to working a long shift, but Monday's snowboarding caused me to miss a swim and a bike. Make-up the swim only.

Friday: No work today. Swim in the morning. 4th consecutive swim - congrats, spring for breakfast. (will work for food) Friday night fights; cycling power workout 7x 20s sprints.

Saturday: Ride 3 hours. Run easy 30 minutes.

Sunday: Run 50 minutes in the morning. Work. Bike 75 minutes in the evening - it's DAYLIGHT SAVING TIME, enjoy the extra evening sun.

Monday: Morning swim - welcome back. Work. Evening 75 minute ride.

Tuesday: Morning swim. Work. Evening 50 minute run.

Wednesday: Morning swim. Work. Run 55 minutes.

Thursday: REST finally after 9 days on.
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