Seems the time has come for me to turn the TeamWILD interview on myself.
I have been living with type 1 diabetes for 21 years. Diagnosed just before my sophomore year of college, I became known as “the girl with the scale” in the dorm cafeteria as I weighed my cheese and wrote down everything I ate. My meticulous record-keeping habits have long-since lagged.
In 2001, I formed a Tour de Cure team, the Pancremaniacs, to celebrate my start on an insulin pump. In 2009, we re-grouped and rode a vastly improved Tour (much thanks to Janeece Oatman, MN Tour Coordinator extraordinaire). It was cold and rainy, but very fun and I found a love of biking I’m not sure I’d ever had. The Pancremaniacs has grown (we’re shooting for 40 riders this year) and made a commitment to ride the Tour annually as well as to train and ride socially together.
I have trained under the expert guidance of TeamWILD since 2010 and am delighted to be a part of the staff. By day, I am an Architect. In the spaces between, I am on the lookout for great stories to share with you, our WILD readers. Please feel free to send me ideas about what you’d like to read here.
In myself: doing my best, learning, a sense of accomplishment.