When I was diagnosed with Type One Diabetes, the first question I asked was “will I still be able to run?” After living with Type One for three years, I can wholeheartedly answer, “yes.” Since my diagnosis, I have won three gold medals at AAU West Coast Junior Olympics, ran at CIF track prelims and won the Hawaii State Junior Lifeguard Distance Run Championship. However, Type One remains a challenge, I have to pull of when my blood sugar goes low and adjust my basal preemptively. Running with Type One Run has been liberating. Having a community, who loves the sport as much as I and who understands exactly what I’m going through brings unprecedented joy.
I’m so excited to bring this joy, love of running and community to diabetic youth in my area. Join me and other Type Ones on August 24 for a Type One Run.
We understand that there are varying levels of ability, especially with age and there will be varying levels of participation. Below is a tentative schedule.
9:00 Stretches and Drills9:20 Water Break
9:25 Runs will beginAges 4-7 Fun Run to Sealegs by the beach about .25 milesAges 8-12 One Mile Run Age 13+ 5K run9:30-10:00 Runs finish, medals and water is distributed10:00-10:15 Stretches10:15-12:00 Bonding and beach time