Join me in the fight to cure, better treat and prevent type 1 diabetes!
Hello! This year, I'll be taking part in JDRF's Ride to Cure Diabetes, along with hundreds of other riders across the country to improve the lives of all people affected by Type 1 Diabetes (T1D). I have registered to take part in this event and will ride 100-miles on July 27th in Burlington, Vermont.
As someone who lives with T1D, it can be difficult and even life threatening. It affects both those of us who have it as well as our family and friends who we love and who love us. T1D is sometimes silent, because I work hard to mange and stay on it, only those who really know me even realize it. It requires constant thinking, calculating and taking responsibility for my actions. Do I or others living with it have a choice? No because it is something we live with 24 hours a day, 365 days a year, and for me almost 18 years now. It never goes away, but even though it is challenging it doesn't change who I am, the wonderful family and friends in my life. I stay positive and strong and think about the day a Cure for T1D is found.
I am asking for your support and donation to JDRF for my upcoming 100-mile Ride to Cure Diabetes. You may not be there with me and the hundreds of others who will be participating on the roads of Burlington, Vermont, but by giving your support and a donnation to JDRF, you too can help me complete my goal of completing 100-miles in riding to make a difference for millions of people living with Type 1 Diabetes, and the JDRF in finding a Cure for Type 1 Diabetes.
T1D Facts - Did you know that:
As the leader of the Type 1 Diabetes community, JDRF unifies global efforts to cure, treat and prevent T1D. JDRF will not rest until T1D is fully conquered. I ask that you please join me in my 100-mile ride with a generous donnation to JDRF so a cure for T1D can be found?
Thank you for your support!
Please excuse me now, I have a lot of training and miles to ride as I prepare for the Ride to Cure Diabetes on July 27th!
JDRF Ride to Cure Burlington, Vermont - Training Rides #43, 44 & 45
Ride #44 - Longest yet - 73+ miles - 7/14/13 - nice long ride in the heat/humidity ! sunny and hot, but good ride.
Feeling ready for the JDRF 100-mile Ride to Cure Diabetes in Vermont - 7/27/13
Ride #45 - 25 miles - Tuesday night HRC Group Ride in the heat - nice ride tonight ! ! !
Ride #43 - 25 miles in the pouring rain, last Tuesday night's HRC Group Ride started in the heat/humidity and then pouring rain. nice and cool and wet by the end....good ride...
JDRF Ride to Cure Burlington, Vermont - Training Rides #28-42
I have been doing a lot of riding since my last post...on the JDRF webpage....so it will take some time to update and I will start from yesterday Ride #42 and work backwards....
Ride #42 - 68.2 miles - Trusting the Struggle in a longer ride in the heat & humidity here in southeastern PA these days.....almost 3,900 ft of elevation gain, and a good pace, until just near end where it got over 90-degrees and the pavement was just sending out a lot of angry heat and humidity....and come to think about it, I saw a lot of riders on road, at 7:30am, and up until 10am, but none afterwards as I cam upon and over the 11am time mark.....Either way a great ride - hydrated well in advance on Saturday and before, during and after on Sunday......
June 18th - June 23rd - Great week at CAMP WILD ! ! ! Spent week with other 18-and older athletes who have diabetes, made a lot of new friends, and had a blast riding in areas around Boulder, Colorado......Also had first, time trial ride, first mini criterium ride, and first time pace lining with other camp riders and coaches......lots of fun....oh yeah.....and we got to go on some climbs up to Jamestown, and got to exceed 53 mph on one short downhill stretch.......lots and lots of fun...
Less than 20 -days to go until we leave for Vermont and ride 100-miles with other JDRF riders......exciting......we are almost there......
JDRF Ride to Cure Burlington, Vermont - Training Rides #26 - 27
Rides #26 - 4 Rides on Tuesday - June 4th
- Ride to Work - 2.1 miles
- Ride from Work to Highroad Cycles in Wayne, PA - 7.0 miles
- Ride with HRC Tuesday Night Group - 22.1 miles
- Ride Home - 5.2 miles
Total - 36 miles on Tuesday - June 4th
Ride #27 - Lunchtime Ride from Work to Chester Valley Trail to western end & back - 20.0 miles
Ride #28 - French Creek Iron Tour Ride - yet to come - June 9th...........
JDRF Ride to Cure Burlington, Vermont - Training Rides #23, 23.5, 24, and 25
Ride #23 - 9.0 miles in Valley Forge National Historic Park with Mike G. on 5-30-13
Ride #23.5 - Another 23+ miles that evening from VFNHP around Tredyffrin Twp and up West Valley Road and twds Conestoga High School on 5-30-13
Ride #24 - 1.6 miles - The Ride that Wasn't - A Ride with Team Novo Nordisk after a great Meet & Greet event with the Team in Morrestown, NJ which ended early for me do to a mechanical problem shortly after outset. Report afterwards from another ride was "Watch out for Turtles on the Road they don't move that fast and can cause problems to cyclists"
Ride #25 - A quick 10.5 miles last night after attending the Philly Classic Bike Race earlier in the day, and getting my tires/rims fixed and bike back on the road.
JDRF Ride to Cure Burlington, Vermont - Training Ride #20
Ride # 20 - 17 miles with HRC - fellow JDRF - Burlington, VT rider - Melanie B. joined us for the ride tonight....nice job on the ride Melanie B. - Hope to see you out again with us on Tuesday evenings.
JDRF Ride to Cure Burlington, Vermont - Training Ride #19
Ride # 19 on Saturday - 36 miles on a cloudy day with a hint of rain. Quick ride through Chester - Delaware - Montgomery County on some new roads. Nice ride, some new hills.
JDRF Ride to Cure Burlington, Vermont - Training Ride #17 & #18
Ride #17 - "The QUAD County Ride" - 46.5 miles last Saturday - starting in Green Lane, PA - nice ride, through the 4-county area, and better yet we somehow made it all the way without rain, even though the sky looked like it would pour the entire ride.
Ride #18 - Evening 21.7 mile ride w/ HRC - tonight - little tired did back half on my own at good pace - instead of doing the 25 mile ride.
JDRF Ride to Cure Burlington, Vermont - Training Ride #15 & #16
Ride #15 - 21.8 miles with HRC - Tuesday
Ride #16 - 27.1 miles - evening ride till dark
JDRF Ride to Cure Burlington, Vermont - Training Ride #14
Ride #14 - Saturday 5-4-13 - Beautiful Sunny Day - Great Day for a long ride.
1st 50-mile+ Ride
JDRF Ride to Cure Burlington, Vermont - Training Ride #13
26 miles - through Valley Forge National Historic Park and up Welsh Valley and Devon State Rds. Beautiful day on Thursday for this great ride.
JDRF Ride to Cure Burlington, Vermont - Training Ride #7 - #12
Been awhile since I logged on and posted updates on my training, so here is a quick update, been riding 3-days per week and just made it past the 30-mile ride mark last weekend.
Ride #12 - 21.7 miles with HRC of Wayne Group - 4-30-13
Ride #11 - 40.2 miles on own traveling from Berwyn, PA west past West Chester along Rt 162 and back on Rt 841, and Goshen Rd - 4-28-13
Ride #10 - 21.4 miles - 4-25-13
Ride #9 - 25 miles with HRC of Wayne Group - 4-23-13
Ride #8 - 22 miles home from Uncle Dave's 40th Birthday Party - 4-21-13.
Ride #7 - 30.7 miles - Friday afternoon ride - 4-19-13.
JDRF Ride to Cure Burlington, Vermont - Training Ride #6
Training Ride #6 -
20+ miles on backroads in Chester County tonight. nice evening for a ride, lots of runners and cyclists out on the roads.
JDRF Ride to Cure Burlington, Vermont - Training Ride #5
Nice ride today - 33.3 miles
1st meet and greet ride with some of the Eastern PA JDRF group riding this July in Burlington, Vermont.
Nice headwind along the trail for the backhalf of the ride, but nice day for a ride.
First time using new pedals and shoes, went well, had one mishap, but got right up and kept riding.
JDRF Ride to Cure Burlington, Vermont - Training Ride #4
Nice ride this afternoon with Mike G., a good friend from work. Nice even pace, not bad for his first ride of the season.
12.5 miles, with a nice headwind blowing up the Schuylkill River Trail.
JDRF Ride to Cure Burlington, Vermont - Training Ride #3
21.7 miles last night with B group at High Road Cycles of Wayne, PA.
Great turnaround from last week, more folks joining the group for the ride, and temps. in the 70's/80's.
Great ride with some good hills.
JDRF Ride to Cure Burlington, Vermont - Training Ride #2
19.0 miles on Thursday April, 4th 2013.
cold in late afternoon/evening - spring temps we need you and looks like we will next week.
JDRF Ride to Cure Burlington, Vermont - Training Ride #1
Thanks to folks at Highroad Cycles in Wayne, PA for a good evening ride tonight. 1st ride of season for them and 1st outdoor training ride for me towards reaching my goal of 100-miles in Burlington, Vermont on July 27th.
17 miles - in evening ride
25-minutes on trainer to get over 19 miles.
Ride on spring is here and warmer weather is supposed to be here any day now.
Destination Burlington, Vermont - July 27, 2013 :)
10-miles on bike at fast tempo pace today at Anu Fitness, in Berwyn, PA.
Week ahead starts mixture of gym and bike trainer workouts.
Oh yes, and the weather man is predicting snow possibly 3-5 inches tomorrow. It is supposed to be spring.
Yoga Practice today at Verge Yoga in Wayne !
Did a nice 75 minute yoga practice this morning at Verge Yoga in Wayne, PA. Michelle did a great session, challenging, but just what I needed after a long busy week.
Abominable Slowman 5K
Nice chilly morning for the Abominable Slowman 5k this morning in Wilson Farm Park, Wayne, PA.
Training to Ride 100-miles - continues !
Had a good week of workouts, some rides on the bike trainer, and then took Saturday off -well if you can say spending the day outside in the beautiful weather we had here in Berwyn, PA this weekend in the garden getting things ready for spring planting. Tilled the entire garden, added some compost and line to the soils, and turned and raked everything into the soil.
Went to the gym early today before going with the family to the Philadelphia Zoo, did 3.2 miles on the elliptical at a hurried pace, but good quick workout.
Continue fundraising efforts, and noticed we have several new folks who signed up for the ride this July this weekend. Welcome aboard.
Weekend of Rest!
After another good quality month of February workouts at the gym, I took the weekend off from this weekend. Only did a short 45 min. training ride downstairs on the trainer on Saturday. More miles planned for the month of March on the trainer and hopefully outside as the days get longer and temps. get warmer.
Just watched a nice game from Villanova with the exception of OT, ending a lot like the last game at Seaton Hall. Here's hoping they end strong in their last regular season game.
Good workout tonight at the Gym!
Got in a good 1 hour plus late night workout at the gym tonight, some time on the elliptical, and then a varied circuit for upper body, legs, and abs.
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