The Perfect Race

One of my basic running rules is to try to get a good night’s sleep on the night before a race.  But, on Monday night that was pretty much impossible.  A few nights ago, Jessica decided to stop nursing Adam.  … Read more

Dream Running

Last night I dreamt I was running. It was one of those vivid dreams, so real it doesn’t seem like a dream at all. In my dream I was fast and light, like those runners I can’t help but envy as … Read more

Running with Diabetes Supplies

Any diabetic can tell you that diabetes comes with a lot of stuff. You have your glucometer kit which you need to take with you every where you go, your insulin, pens, shots or pump, emergency sugar packet and all … Read more

Tales of Ridicule–From Me Not “Them”

Who among us hasn’t been the brunt of sugar-related jokes?  I was at a dinner for work, for instance, and started talking about how excited I was for dessert.  The waiter must have overheard me because he brought out the … Read more

Two New Personal Records

I broke two personal records yesterday – my half marathon record and my blood sugar record (since diagnosis) and both are big disappointments to me. The day started at 4:00 a.m. when I got up to get ready for the … Read more

Without Stopping

For the last week I’ve been preparing for my first race of the season, The Yarkon Park Half Marathon. The race, which will be held this Friday, will be the first real race I try to run with my insulin … Read more

My First Aquathon: A Story Told Only with Pictures

I completed my first aquathon last week–you swim for a quarter-mile and then run a 5k–and I lived to tell about it!  The most hilarious thing to me is that it was such a small group competing (only 40 people), … Read more

Amsterdam Marathon Here I Come

After finishing the Tel Aviv Marathon with a new personal record and feeling great I couldn’t wait to register for another marathon. Although my heart would have liked to run another marathon a week later my body needs a little … Read more

Running with Children

Yesterday I took Tom out running for the first time since last summer. When we headed out I asked him how far he felt like running.  ”We can do 1-3 miles,” I said. I had never taken Tom for more … Read more

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