I need YOUR support - I'm running a HALF MARATHON!!

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Mr. Scott K Johnson
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I have lived with type 1 diabetes for over 34 years. Each day I work hard to live well, manage my blood sugar, and push myself to improve my physical fitness. I may make it look easy, but each day is a fight. I work very hard to be able to do everything I do.

I'M RUNNING A HALF MARATHON in Seattle, WA, June 21, 2014.

I'm really stretching this year and have committed to running a half marathon with a special group of friends in Seattle, WA, captained by Dana Lewis, fellow T1D & Diet Coke afficionado. I'm proud to be joining Team D for the Seattle Rock'n'Roll Half Marathon!

I'll be training hard, learning how to manage my physical fitness and my blood sugars and nutrition along the way. It's a huge goal for me and I'll need all the help I can get.

Here's the deal. I'm paying for my own travel, food, and lodging for my trek to Seattle. I'm asking for help in raising $1000 to grant me free registration for the race. Your donations go to the ADA and will be put towards good use specifically for diabetes causes, and I'll get to save about $100 on registration. That will buy a lot of celebratory Diet Cokes once I cross the finish line. 

Any support you can offer, big or small, shows a lot of love and is much appreciated. Can't donate? No problem, I completely understand (if you only knew...). Help spread the word. That goes just as far as a financial kick. 

Thank you!

 

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Long Miles!
I've been faithfully following my training plan, and am feeling good!
The runs are starting to get long, and I'm proud to say that I finished my lifetime longest run ever of 8 miles last week.
I'm learning a lot of lessons on managing my blood sugars, fueling (you know even non-diabetic athletes need to fuel for endurance events?), hydration, and mental sanity as the runs start to get longer.
I have a rest week scheduled this week, which means I only have to run three days, 4 miles each. It feels like I'm totally slacking, but I need to take advantage of the downtime. Next week the training plan ramps up a notch and my "normal" runs go from 4 miles each to 5, and my long run goes all the way up to 9 miles.
That's going to be a tough week.
I've not been doing a good job of going to bed on time, which is a really important part of training, and something I'll need to do better at as the miles increase.
With that in mind, it's time to sign off and go to sleep! :-)
THANK YOU all for your super generous donations! I really, really appreciate it! I couldn't do this without you!

by Scott Johnson on Mon, Apr 21, 2014 @ 11:20 PM

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Off and Running!
With happy feet and warm treadmills here in Minneapolis I started my official training last week.
We have snow on the ground that is up to my chest in places! It sounds bad (well, it IS bad), but that's really only where the plows come by and pile it up.
I have a feeling it may be a while before I can run outside. But I'm hitting the treadmill faithfully before basketball, which has me feeling pretty good so far.
As the training progresses and the runs get longer, I probably won't be able to do both (running and basketball). I'll miss that, but it will be worth it once I cross the finish line.
Thanks for all of the support and well wishes everyone!

by Scott Johnson on Tue, Mar 04, 2014 @ 2:48 AM

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