Foot is healing and Dexcom site is switched.
Left thigh doesn’t hurt at all but I am curious as to why the blood pooled around the edge of the sensor (yep, that’s a skort in the pic… I like to rock a skort regardless of the teasing I seem to keep catch about it) . Anyone? I don’t know why I’m so curious about this, but after all the blood upon insertion, I expected a big bloody bruise under the sensor, not around it…. Anyone?
So what’s next? In a dramatic moment (read: insane), my sister and I signed up for JDRF Ride. No, not one of the BIG Rides, but a local one…. well Jamaica….ummmmm Jamaica, Queens… which seems far away (right now) since I still haven’t figured out how we are getting there. You know what else I haven’t figured out? Bikes! We don’t have bikes! We *may* have a connection to borrowing bikes thanks to JDRF. Great! There is a 10 mile version to which I said, “pish-posh”. I regret my pish-posh attitude now. I will be riding 20 miles. I had no idea how far that was. My training so far has been 2 Citibike rides.
That is the Brooklyn Bridge in the background, which is part of the route of NYC’s JDRF One Walk. This is also the view over my Citibike handlebars and my big huge purse strapped to the front. My training looks wimpy. My training IS wimpy.
After eating way too much unhealthy food over the 4th, yesterday I went to the gym. Granted I have some sort of upper respiratory thing I’m fighting through, BUT I did a 1/2 hour on the elliptical and then switched to a stationary bike. I was good and sweaty and coughing and figured maybe I rode 10 miles. I looked down. Nope. 2.16 miles. Holy Smokes this going to be ugly. How many spin classes can I go to in 3 weeks? Eek. Remember when I did that CYC (spinning madness) class for JDRF? My sister and friend loved it so much that they still take the classes! I hope my sister doesn’t mind me riding on the handlebars of her bike.
Here’s the route (terrifying YET exhilarating and then a little “OMG” and then “those stops look fantastic”):
Next up: I leave Wednesday for Washington DC for the JDRF One Walk Conference: Road to Success. I’m excited and super curious.
And finally, in the next few weeks I hope to have some updates on the AP trials which are to begin HERE in NYC. Not holding my breath for my own guinea pig involvement and not getting over enthusiastic (so I keep telling myself).
Keep advocating folks.
LOVE THIS. I know you’ll do great. You can borrow my bike if it fits. I’ll be thinking good thoughts about your AP involvement. Very excited for everything going on in your life!
Ha! Thanks Stephen! I think we have a few angles left to work on getting bikes. We have lots to catch-up on! xo
Maybe if no one offers a bike, you could convince a local bike shop to “donate” the use of some bikes for the day and however much time you need to train before hand???
I was in NYC this weekend for the 4th. Didn’t get to see the fireworks, but did go to the Bronx Zoo for the first time ever. Also looked at fixer-up houses in NJ with my son & DIL. They struggle financially to survive in Manhattan.
My next trip to NYC is in late September for Alecia’s Stem Cells!
I actually saw the fireworks in Bergen County NJ and they were AWESOME!!!! I am so excited we are walking together in September! I get teary just thinking about it! xo