It is that time of the year again – the Sixth Annual Diabetes Blog Week! Today’s topic is:
In the UK, there was a diabetes blog theme of “I can…” that participants found wonderfully empowering. So lets kick things off this year by looking at the positive side of our lives with diabetes. What have you or your loved one accomplished, despite having diabetes, that you weren’t sure you could? Or what have you done that you’ve been particularly proud of? Or what good thing has diabetes brought into your life? (Thank you to the anonymous person who submitted this topic suggestion.)
I didn’t have to think very hard about that one. Even when I was diagnosed back in 1984, exercising was important. Other than walking, I didn’t do much exercise – I was glued to my desk at work.
I can’t remember “why” I decided to start running, but I did. For me, that was funny because when I was in high school, my brother bet me that he could run backwards faster than I could run front ways. I did beat him, but not by much. For me to think that I could run any distance was kind of hilarious.