August DSMA Blog Carnival

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August’s DSMA Blog Carnival prompt: Diabetes is a condition that affects more than just our bodies, it influences our emotions as well.  It can sometimes feel harder to cope with the emotional aspects of diabetes then the physical demands.  With that in mind, we revisit the “Diabetes and Mental Health”  chat from July 24th and […]



August Book Club

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Thanks to my cruise, I’ve managed to read more books than I was planning on since June, although I haven’t caught up on all the books I was planning on from my last post. What I’ve read since June’s book club post: Second Chance by Jane Green The Beach House by Jane Green Dune Road […]





My first triathlon

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Yesterday, I completed/competed in my first triathlon.  It was a very rainy morning.  When I woke up, it was pouring outside.  By the time we got to the course at 5:45AM, the rain had subsided temporarily.  While I was waiting in line to begin the swim portion of the race, the rain started back up […]


Triathlon weekend has arrived!

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My first triathlon is this weekend!  To say I’m nervous would be a total understatement.  I signed up about 7 weeks ago and started “training”.  It has been quite a crazy seven weeks.  I signed up after seeing my sister complete her first every Olympic triathlon back in June.  I had so much fun watching […]