Monday, November 23, 2015

2016 Tour de Cure

I rode in the 2015 Tour de Cure and I'm riding again in 2016. Do you know what "cure" I'm riding for? The cure for diabetes! Please visit my personal ADA Tour de Cure site for more information, including how you can help.

There are many people on my mind as I look forward to this event, . . . My cousin Nate, by neighbor Babo, my colleague John's son, my brother in-law Chris, my sister in-law Megan, etc. Allow me to say a bit about Chris. We share some of the same passions for adventure and the outdoors. I'll never forget the time we did a fast day hike of Kings Peak via Henry's Fork. You would never guess Chris is diabetic based on his athletic performance. Here's what he says about his situation:
"Self-management for me means having an understanding and the ability to make decisions around insulin sensitivity, insulin absorption, and food digestion and absorption. The only thing predictable about diabetes is that it always unpredictable. Diabetes never takes a holiday and neither can a person with diabetes . . . always testing, always adjusting, always picking yourself up."
Chris with bloodied head and broken hand at the end of a trail run
Chris with friends at elevation
Chris with his late dog Mack

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