Monday, July 27, 2009

"Just Keep Moving Forward"

Were Coach E's instructions to me before the Musselman Half Iron. If something went wrong, if there was some blood sugar issue, if there was any correction, just keep moving forward.
Normally, race day photos leave something to be desired but I can think of no other race day photo that captures the utter mess I am on race day and the extra steps a diabetic has to take during a race than this one:

That's me headed out for the 13.1 mile run adjusting the settings on my pump. Pretty cool to have the pump, triabetes kit and race day all in one photo.

ps - congratulations to all who finished IMLP yesterday!


JulyDream said...

You take on incredible feats my friend. Very proud of you. :)

Melissa said...

Congrats on the triathalon! I've been a longtime follower of your blog and am finally taking the steps to start pumping. Just completed a saline trial with the minimed and am going to do a trial with the animas next week. One of the things that bugged me about the pump was that it bounced around alot when I worked out and went jogging with it. I was hoping you could share some advice/tips for how you secure your pump during your training and races.