For a long time I didn't know what my dream was. After a dinner with a very good friend I was asked "What do I want?" I didn't have a straight answer. I was then asked why I have a blog and write about the things that I do. The truth is I use the blog to show "Minnie" and "Sharky" that anything is possible. I never expected to see thirty, I thought not taking care of myself for ten years would shorten my life considerably. This blog is my way of not only helping those living with diabetes but it is also my indirect way of showing my children what is possible. That no matter how bad things get, if you work and believe in yourself anything is possible. I race for them, the races are painful both physically and mentally but again if you keep working you get to the finish. It is never easy.
My friend and I ate our dinner discussing ways to do something different that would help the diabetes community as well as inspire "Minnie" and "Sharky". What we came up is something a little tough to pull off but we also thought getting a professional hockey team to join a diabetes partnership was impossible. We made that happen and now we are on to our next project.
Reality television shows and documentaries are favorites for anyone. Who doesn't like a good tear jerker reality show or movie. That was our ah ha moment!! My diabetes story is one that many share, my personal life is one that has a good story and my determination to complete a 50 mile trail race is what would make the documentary.
The two of us love the idea and as of 3pm today 12 more people thought it was a great idea as I posted a poll on Twitter (@CyclistDiabetic) My question to anyone reading this blog is what do you think of a documentary about my year long battle to finish the JFK 50 mile race in October of 2018? Would you watch it? Would your friends be interested in it? Would the people you know that have diabetes want an inside look at my life? The documentary would be an all access pass into my life as an endurance athlete living with diabetes. Please comment or contact me if you have any ideas or if you love or hate the idea.