Yesterday was the Central Virginia JDRF Walk to Cure Diabetes. It was a beautiful day out (although a tad warm in the direct sunlight) and there was a great crowd. The Central Virginia chapter did a great job organizing the walk. This was my second year doing the walk and like last year, it was a great experience. And I was able to break my goal of $500 to raise $620!!!! Thank you to all that donated-I even got an anonymous donation from a reader (at least I think)-so thank you so much!
I had my hubby, sister, mom and step-dad do the walk with me and we somehow ended up in the very front of the group for the walk. Minus a few kids that ran ahead, we essentially led the way which was pretty cool (and partially thanks to my mom and step-dad speed walking).
It’s funny to think back to last year, my first year doing the walk. On the drive over to the walk, I was so nervous about having to walk 3 miles. And now this year, I ran 4 miles before the walk even started-what a difference a year makes!
During the walk, I stopped by the T-Slim insulin pump booth and looked at the new pump (it was pretty cool!). I was talking to the lady at the booth and I took out my insulin pump to show her my CGM (I was talking about how nice it is having my CGM on my pump) and I was happy to show her a straight line with the number 100 as my current blood sugar. It doesn’t happen very often so it was nice that when it did happen it was when I was talking to a fellow T1D. I also finished the walk with a blood sugar of 83, not too bad.
A few photos from the day: