I first heard about RAAM when I was looking at Team Type 1. Team Type 1 has won the team portion of the race the past two years. That is truly amazing and I love that it gets diabetes national attention. After doing a bit of research I have found that no type 1 diabetic has ever finished the race as an individual. That is my dream. I have been giving endurance cycling a lot of thought this past winter. The more mileage I put in on a single ride the stronger I get, if my blood sugar stays above 100 I feel amazing. After completing a century ride I feel strong, I'm ready to take that next step. That next step will hopefully come this November in Daytona, Florida. It is a 200 mile race that is sponsored by RAAM. They are also holding a 400 mile RAAM qualifier; I'm not ready for that just yet. I feel I have nothing to lose and feel as though I can be competitive in the 200 mile race.
Only time will tell what will happen. This is a dream and not all dreams come true but I will bust my butt to try and reach my dream. The best part is when I tell people about my dream I get that look that says your crazy. I often times am told you can't do that, not with diabetes. I love the nay sayers, they give me that extra push when I need it most. I'm on a video kick and have included a great video that talks about RAAM.