Sunday, November 23, 2008

"Closest Book Quote"

Here's a fun, quick little thing to do...
"closest book quote" game
my book quote:
 The only true cure for DOMS is time and prevention.
from "Weight Training for Cyclists by Eric Schmitz and Ken Doyle; VeloPress
DOMS is an acronym for "Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness"
How to play:
* Grab the book nearest you. Right now.
* Turn to page 56.
* Find the fifth sentence.
* Post that sentence along with these instructions in a note in your BLOG.
* Don't dig for your favorite book, the coolest, the most intellectual... Use the CLOSEST.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

World Diabetes Day

I’d like to bring some attention to awareness of diabetes and the events being planned for “World Diabetes Day”. I know most people choose to support research geared to diseases which have afflicted their loved ones and I am no different. There are several people whom I am close to who deal with this disease on a daily basis. Through them, I have become much more aware of the long-term damage that diabetes can do to a body. I’ve also become aware that these side-effects can be greatly minimized by keeping tight control of blood glucose levels. Strict blood glucose control generally requires a combination of nutritional diligence and a regular exercise regimen.

As a result of my interest in both diabetes and professional cycling, I have been following a team of cyclists whose goal is to be included in the Tour de France in the near future. Four of the fifteen cyclists on the team are diabetic and it has been fascinating to follow their season on the team blog and see details of how they are using the latest technology to help them maintain their control. I believe non-athletic diabetics can use their success as a motivational factor to start a fitness or exercise program.