Chronic Illness, mental health, Running, Type 1 Diabetes

Quarantine & Mental Health

Life looks a lot different than I thought it would right now. In January, I went to Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada with my boyfriend, Zach. The first of many trips we were planning together. COVID-19 was present in the world, but we were traveling internationally; although the four hour car ride from North Dakota to Canada… Continue reading Quarantine & Mental Health

Chronic Illness, Running, Type 1 Diabetes

The Journey From a Donut 5K to My First Half Marathon

I've been running road races for almost three years now. To date: I've ran multiple 5Ks and 10Ks, a few half marathons, and in October I'll be running my second marathon. It seems crazy to think that this all started with finding out about a local 5K called Sandy's Donut Run. "It's just a 5K,… Continue reading The Journey From a Donut 5K to My First Half Marathon

Chronic Illness, Type 1 Diabetes

COVID-19 & Me

Note: I am not a medical doctor or an expert in this field. I am expressing my feelings surrounding the COVID-19 outbreak and how all these preventative measures are impacting me. Sources used in this article can be found at the end. I remember hearing about COVID-19 for the first time during a training run.… Continue reading COVID-19 & Me

Chronic Illness, Running, Type 1 Diabetes

Will Run Chicago

After my last half marathon in October, I was finished with races until 2020. While I was happy with the effort I had put in all year long, I was ready for a break from training, and I was beginning to think about the upcoming year. I remember mentally planning out all of my races… Continue reading Will Run Chicago

Chronic Illness, Running, Type 1 Diabetes

Lows & Half Marathons

Last year, I woke up one Saturday morning at 5am and I got ready for my second half marathon of the year. I ate my typical pre-run breakfast, and I mentally prepared for the 13.1 miles that I'd be running in just a few short hours. While I wasn't 100% confident on how this race… Continue reading Lows & Half Marathons

Chronic Illness, Running, Type 1 Diabetes

How I Get Through Outdoor Runs During the North Dakota Winter

I'm sure many of you know by now that I live in the warm and sunny state of North Dakota. Just kidding. It's the beginning of October and there was a blizzard a few days ago. It's the opposite of warm and sunny here. Despite the fact that I complain about the weather a lot,… Continue reading How I Get Through Outdoor Runs During the North Dakota Winter

Chronic Illness, mental health, Type 1 Diabetes

Demons

*I just want to warn everyone that this post talks about a sensitive issue and my own battles with mental illness.* Diabetes is a full time job. You think about it 24/7. Did I bolus for that meal? Did I bolus enough? How many carbs are is this meal? Will I go low over night… Continue reading Demons