6AM 8 units
6AM 4 Units
Before Bed 12 units
6AM Glass Juice, Oatmeal, 3 Waffles, Eggs
Snack Cliff Blocks (orange), Kind Bar
11:00 2 Bananas, Yogurt Snickers Bar
12:30 Snack Pro Bar, Gatorade 32 ounces the blue kind that stains everything,
2 PM Grilled Cheese 8 GLASSES OF WATER
(Then a tremendous Low Blood sugar almost blackout!)
3 Double Cheese Burgers
1 Hershey Bar
5000 ish Calories (should be a lot more)
The day's ride:
Another windy day. Legs aches, lots on my mind. Bags are still too packed. Lost a shirt and maybe this is a good thing? Need to get better at riding no handed so I can multi task better?
The cotton fields are amazing. Little spots of white and when it is on both sides of the road and you are going downhill can't help but make me think "for no other reason it is worth it for this.
Still running on adrenaline. Need to get ready for when this wave crashes. To get and be stronger to emotionally have a reserve to keep going. Lots of great things are coming together for Tuscaloosa and for Jackson, MS.
Then the event with the ADA of Atlanta tonite. Lots I can share. Adrienne, you are AMAZING! The staff and Diabetes community of Atlanta is lucky to have you! After learning of my ride across the US she took it upon herself to reach out to a local Atlanta charter school after school program. This is in part sponsored by the ADA. It is through the Drew Charter School of Atlanta. I learned that their was a little girl who was from outside the program but knew of me and what I was doing. Dorthy was diagnosed this past year. The ADA's staff was unsure if Dorothy was going to be able to make it.
When we arrived there was an entire school and on the side walk in front of the Atlanta YMCA center little hands stuck out ready to high five. It was one of the highlights of why I do this. For kids it may be simple. Their excitement and appreciation is intense!
Asking for autographs, asking questions, answering questions. Wanting to hug, high five or just crack a smile. After riding all day to get here makes me appreciate the feeling which came from this moment all that more.
I was asked to speak with the kids and share about the ride. In the sea of tiny hands waving, Dorthy hand was one of these. We hugged. The ADA gave me a Red Rider's jersey to give to her. We talked about running splits and track and field a bit. Like it when kids like to run but I a bit biased too.
Thank you to Sarah Eli from Dexcom for sharing with her field reps in Atlanta. It was great to meet them and thank them in person.
Then the long ride back to where my bike ride had ended for the day. Collin from the ADA office brought me back. When we arrived my sugar was dangerously low. He made sure I had something to eat and I was coherent. Even with all the life time experience with type-1. Long days are even more challenging.
Tonights Event for Atlanta
Monday October the 19th at the Drew Charter School
Join Doug as he comes off the road to speak to the students at 4:30 PM.
Riders from Tour de Cure, representative from Dexcom and the students are attending.
Sponsored by the America Diabetes Association of Atlanta and Drew Charter School Drew Charter School
Drew Charter School
301 E Lake Blvd SE, Atlanta, GA 30317