A voice for living well with Type 1 Diabetes

Closing the book on 2020 includes throwing another on the calendar pile. It all started in 1987 by hanging a Normal Rockwell calendar in the kitchen and recording my exercise workouts.  There’s something about visualizing the progress and doing so every year since has helped maintain my commitment to exercise.

I call exercise the great equalizer as it mitigates the impact of things like stress and food on blood sugar levels for up to 36 hours.  Like anyone with type 1, I have to watch the lows while exercising. But I’ve found that doing it with little active insulin and quick carbs in tow help keep the lows away.

Below is my 2020 calendar and hey … check out the foreshadowing as the Chiefs won the Super Bowl for the first time in 50 years!  That was a highlight in an otherwise unplanned, unpredictable and just wacky 2020.  What to do in the year of Covid?  The answer included 201 workouts, including 2,000 miles of cycling, all while working through a stress fracture in my right foot that resulted in a walking boot.  Here’s to another good year of exercise in the books.