T1D & Community

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Words by Allison Mitchell | Photos by Blair Ryan When I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in 2012 at the age of 34, I felt lost, alone, and scared. Even though I had amazing support and love from my family and friends, I wanted to be around others living...
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Backpacking 101

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Words by Jen Hanson | Photos by Blair Ryan At Connected in Motion, we love adventure. We love connecting people around adventure. We love the intense sense of community that forms when a group of people take a stroll to the edge of their comfort zone and leap into the...
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The 5.5er Canoe Trip Impact

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Words by Heather Gomez, Paul Vugteveen & Lindsey Palar | Photos provided by Paul Vugteveen & Lindsey Palar Have you been wondering what it would be like to join Connected in Motion on the upcoming 5.5er Canoe Trip this summer? We thought we would let our friends Paul and Lindsey tell you firsthand about their...
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What’s Next?

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Words by Heather Gomez | Photos by Stephanie Hendy It’s been an exciting past 10 weeks as I took on the challenge of learning to run, and I’m excited to now consider myself a “runner” after finishing the Ottawa 5K! But if you’re anything like me, you like to regularly change...
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Racing Etiquette

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Words by Anne Marie Hospod   So you made it! It’s race day! You trained for months and are healthy and injury free. Wahoo! You’re ready to tackle your first, third, or fiftieth race, and you’re getting excited! Race days are special. From the crowd support to the start line...
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Things That Make You Go 🤔

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Words by Julie DeVos The whispers among friends, the silent googling, the missed training runs….let’s get it out in the open. Things happen when we start training and I’m not talking fitness gains, or increasing distance, or diabetes for that matter. I’m talking about those things that no one really...
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Hydration & Nutrition

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Words & Photos by Hank DeVos Hydration Hydration is an interesting topic; there are lots of conflicting ideas on what you should do. Drink every 15 minutes! Only drink when you are thirsty! Consume 8 glasses of water a day! It can get confusing and frustrating. The gist of it...
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