I’m all about being comfortable. Gone are the days where I would stuff myself into a dress way too tight for me or stay in an outfit that itched my skin.
My Blue Fridays thrift store find is all about being comfs! It’s cotton so it’s ultra soft and the neckline adds just a little punch that looks great in pictures.
Every Friday we wear blue to support those living with diabetes. How did this all start? It was the brains of Cherise Shockley. Check out her story here.
What blue are you wearing this Friday?
Expect the unexpected. Isn’t that the motto when you have type 1 diabetes?
This was my second year taking part in this two-day event and I came much more prepared. I knew that no matter how much I planned, things probably wouldn’t go that way and THAT’S OKAY.
When you’re out on the road for more than 3 hours each day, you start thinking. What really amazed me is that this time, I realized I was far more forgiving to myself. Skyrocketing blood sugar? It’s OKAY. Crashing low? It’s OKAY.
IT IS ALL OKAY. AND I’M OKAY.
What I love about doing the same races each year is that it acts as a marker. How far have I come since last year?
Here are some of my highlights of this event:
- I cried the night before from the stress of the prep and the worry of new medication (non t1d related). How is this a highlight? Well it is because even though I shed some tears, I didn’t bash myself into the ground for doing so. I allowed myself to be accepting of my emotions and just went with the flow. Resisting and placing blame just makes the scenario that much harder. This is a lesson that has taken me years to learn.
- My awesome cycling and t1d friend Steph Brodie was there and I got to see her cross the finish line on day 1. We only bumped into each other for a few minutes, but it totally made my day. Knowing other t1d’s were out there makes me feel so inspired.
- During one of my pit stops I saw a fellow cyclist testing his bg’s. I couldn’t pinpoint the type of meter or if it actually was one but I leaned in and said, “Type 1?”. He responded yes and we had a great chat about never giving up and our mission to stay healthy. It ended there and we went our separate ways but before that, a quick, “Did you eat enough?” exchange that left me smiling for many hours after.
The best part yet, I noticed these on my friend’s shoes. Her sister actually has type 1 (Hello Rebecca!). Co-incidence? I think not!
What a difference a year makes.
More forgiveness. Less blame. And definitely, more riding.
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Dress up in blue on Fridays to show your support for diabetes.
Here’s today’s thrift store find! I really hit the jackpot a few weeks ago. Would you wear this?
Find out more about #BlueFridays here.