If It Isn’t On Strava, It Didn’t Happen

I messed up getting one of my 2 rides Saturday into Strava, it was only partial because I forgot to turn my Garmin computer-tracking thingy on. Then this ride doesn’t show up in the widget on the right column, because later that day I decided to jump on my fitness bike that’s now up on the trainer, and apparently it doesn’t get captured or something to WordPress.

It’s on Strava, it did happen. I rode for an entire hour, pretty hard. It went quickly because I had music going and ended up snagging some songs for iTunes to go in a “cycling” playlist. Thank God for KUNC’s all-music stream. Feel free to donate to them, too.

specialized hybrid bicycle on training stand

Training With Veda

specialized hybrid bicycle on training stand


We’ve both been on vacation this week and instead of making firm plans to go anywhere, we stayed around home and got some things done. Unfortunately, the weather has not been cooperating, and the previous week’s mild temperatures were replaced by cold, high winds, and even a 5″ snowfall. We only went riding once, and the old bike was off the training stand because I was riding it before we purchased Veda, my new bike (a Specialized Vita Elite).

Veda’s up on the training stand because vacation’s over, the weather isn’t good for riding the rest of the weekend, and it’s been too long since I got any appreciable exercise, and my blood glucose numbers tell the story.

The week of St Patrick’s day, I didn’t have a single reading over 100, and most of them are in the 85-95 range, with one morning as low as 81, the day after an eight-mile ride in Elk Grove Village. There were other rides in the same week – I rode daily after buying Veda until midweek and the BG numbers follow right along.

This week, with almost no riding except for a cold and frustrating ride around the Paul Douglas forest preserve  bike path loop,  and not much walking counted by my Vivofit fitness tracker gadget, the numbers have been troubling. They went right back over 100 with only one day under that number all week, although I’ve been carefully counting carbs and calories (and losing weight) through the week “off.”

Not exercising means not controlling my numbers well. That’s all there is to it.

I’m looking forward to going to the Chicagoland Diabetes Expo in April and hoping that my brother-in-law Dan and his girlfriend Tami can go along with us, it’s going to be fun.

You can follow my progress at Strava.com – I’m GinnyRED57 there, or at MyFitnessPal.com (I’m GinnyRED57 there too).

Check out http://www.ridewithginny.com for my Tour de Cure fundraising – please donate any amount!

I absolutely love the fact that I can take something I enjoy immensely and turn it…

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I absolutely love the fact that I can take something I enjoy immensely and turn it into something that helps others and helps myself.  I obviously enjoy #cycling, and the exercise helps me keep my #diabetes under control, and my involvement with +Tour de Cure helps others by raising money for education, research, and advocacy.

Thanks to a lot of friends & family, including Scott, David, Katie, my brother Dan, and his girlfriend Tami, I'm almost to 80% of my goal of $5000 for the Tour de Cure.

You can help me get to 100% by making a tax deductible donation at http://gp80.diabetessucks.net.

You can see where the people who care enough about diabetes are from by visiting my donation map at http://gp80.diabetessucks.net/mapdonations.php.

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