Tamarack Ottawa Race Weekend 2014: Team CIM

Weekend Schedule:
Saturday, May 24, 2014- 4:00pm- HTG Sports Ottawa 5K Race
Saturday, May 24, 2013- 6:30pm- Ottawa 10K Race
Sunday, May 25, 2013- 7:00am- Ottawa Full Marathon
Sunday, May 25, 2013- 9:00am- Ottawa Half Marathon
Saturday, May 24- Sunday, May25- Cheering Squad!!!

We will be tweeting and posting about the races all weekend. To keep up, follow us on: Twitter, Instagram (either here or find us as @connectinmotion via the app), and/or Facebook!

If you are in the Ottawa area on Saturday, May 24th and Sunday, May 25th we have an official cheering station set up at McLeod & Queen Elizabeth, about 1km from the finish line. We welcome anyone looking to connect with other T1Ds to join us and help cheer on Team CIM!

You can scroll down and donate to individual runners, or donate to Team CIM by clicking here!

HTG Sports Ottawa 5K Participants

5pm EST, Saturday, May 24, 2014


Name: Shauna Adeland
Relation to Diabetes: I’ve had type 1 since 1985.
How do you manage your diabetes?Medtronic insulin pump; CGM as often as possible.
What are your tips/tricks for training? 60 minutes prior to a run drop basal to 65%. test bs before run less than 5 (treat with 15 g carbs), over 5 hit the road – test after run and occasionally small baby bolus to stop post activity spike. This works now, the challenge with training, is that the magic recipe changes as your distance and training moves forward.
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? On a daily basis, I see people from this community sharing their highs and lows of active and healthy type 1 living and am regularly inspired by it. Most importantly, when they share their frustrations about middle of the night lows, rage boluses, ripped out infusion sites and non-calibrating CGMs, I know that I am not alone and I find immense comfort in this gift. Essentially, CIM allows me to be a part of a community that provides me a platform to live a better life, maintain better A1C levels and connect with like minded individuals.
Interested in supporting Shauna’s fundraising efforts? Click here!

 


Name: Jason Bernick
Relation to Diabetes: I have had Type 1 diabetes since 2008.
How do you manage your diabetes? I use the Medtronic insulin pump and Bayer glucose monitor.
What are your tips/tricks for training? An hour before I exercise I drop my basal to 50% and continue it during exercise and an hour after. If my sugar is below 7 I will have 15-20g of carbs. I always check my blood sugar before and after I exercise and make sure I have sugar with me at all times.
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? I recently joined the Connected in Motion community back in January, on a weekend trip. Going on that weekend trip was the best decision I have ever made. I met a group of amazing people all living with Type 1 diabetes who also like to be active. This organization, since January, has done so much for me and my diabetes that I want to give back and support them so that people living with diabetes can continue to have an active community.
Interested in supporting Jason’s fundraising efforts? Click here!

Name: Dave Praetorius
Relation to Diabetes: My girlfriend’s siblings are both diabetic and awesome.
What are your tips/tricks for training? Don’t let failure set you back. Always keep your goals in mind and don’t give up.
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? Supporting my girlfriend’s family and all the amazing people I’ve met in Connected in Motion.

Name: Jill Wayne
Relation to Diabetes: I have Type 1 diabetes.
How do you manage your diabetes? Insulin pump.
What are your tips/tricks for training? Baby steps, because when I started I could barely do a minute and half, and then before I knew it I was running 5 minutes, then 10, and then a full half hour.
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? Because I love being a part of the CIM team. I love feeling everyone’s support, and I love giving my support to the rest of the team!
Interested in supporting Jill’s fundraising efforts? Click here!

Ottawa 10K Participants

6:30pm EST, Saturday, May 24, 2014


Name: Malar Annal
Relation to Diabetes: My friend Amy Burrows has diabetes
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? I am running this year to support CIM and my friend Amy! This is an amazing cause and I’m super excited to be a part of it!!
Interested in supporting Malar’s fundraising efforts? Click here!

Name: Amy Burrows
Relation to Diabetes: I am a Type 1 diabetic!
How do you manage your diabetes? Medtronic insulin pump and a CGM.
What are your tips/tricks for training? Having a training partner is essential for me. Someone to stay active with. My friend Ashlyn and I have been going to the gym together, my best friend Sarah (who’s also running the 10k with CIM in Ottawa) and I try to stay active when we get together too. My spouse and I also decided to keep an “activity log”, we write down any activity, duration and distance we do! I also run at least 4x a week!
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? Connected in Motion is the only organization of its kind for adults with Type one diabetes. It’s brought so much joy into my life; whether it be meeting new friends, staying in touch with old ones, trying new things, going new places or pushing my comfort zone! Without CIM, my life as a diabetic would be a lot lonelier and less active! I truly believe CIM folks keep me healthier and more active! I am fundraising for CIM this year to give back to them, because they give so much to me!
Interested in supporting Amy’s fundraising efforts? Click here!

Name: Debbie Cameron
Relation to Diabetes: Mother of a diabetic daughter for the past 24 years
What are your tips/tricks for training? Take it slow to avoid injury! Slowly build your mileage to not overexert yourself, have a good physio therapist and massage therapist on call!!!
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? I believe in what this organization represents and what it does. I’ve seen the benefits first hand in my daughters life, so in my opinion its an extremely worthy cause! I’m happy and eager to do what I can to support a great group of people!
Interested in supporting Debbies’s fundraising efforts? Click here!

Name: Rich Freeman
Relation to Diabetes: Marrying a fabulous woman who has T1 Diabetes!
What are your tips/tricks for training? JUST DO IT. Also, buy a good pair of running socks.
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? I’m excited to have the opportunity to connect with and support the CIM community because of the impact they’ve had in my fiance’s life and because of how I benefit from the glimpses I get of “Life with Diabetes” when I spend time with the CIM folks.
Interested in supporting Rich’s fundraising efforts? Click here!

Name: Sarah Geissberger
Relation to Diabetes: There is a history of Type 2 in my family and my best friend (Amy Burrows, also running the 10k with CIM) has Type 1 diabetes!
What are your tips/tricks for training? I am a dairy farmer, so my job is quite active to begin with, plus, when the cows get out, it’s instant training corralling them back into the barn! I am also going to Cuba with Amy and we will be beach running and hiking to remote waterfalls mere days before the Ottawa race!
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? I’ve seen first hand the amazing affects CIM has on type one diabetics. Motivating them to control their diabetes to the best of their abilities! I also love that it gives T1D a positive occurrence in ones life, rather than a burden. It’s a great support system
Interested in supporting Sarah’s fundraising efforts? Click here!

Name: Tammy Hand
Relation to Diabetes: Type 1 Diabetic
How do you manage your diabetes?Diagnosed in 1976 when I was 10. Currently on a pump but only for the last 4 years. Before that MDI and long ago on that theory that 1 large morning injection would work. We know better now. lol
What are your tips/tricks for training? This will be my first race. I am active everyday at work and have joined my local Bradford Community Centre. Tomorrow the training schedule goes on the fridge so I can see it daily and feel guilty if I do not work out in some way. 🙂
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? I have been inspired by the people I have met in Connected In Motion. Since joining CIM I have become more focused on my Diabetes and my health. As I am active at work everyday I have managed to stay in alright shape but wanted to take on a challenge this year to push myself. I wanted to try something I have never done before and knew this race would be a good goal as I would be running with a very supportive and inspiring community of people.
Interested in supporting Tammy’s fundraising efforts? Click here!

Name: Jen Hanson
Relation to Diabetes: I have had Type 1 for 27 years – since I was three years old! Conveniently, all of my closest friends also have T1 or are 5.5er!
How do you manage your diabetes? I have been on a Medtronic pump for 14 years and started using CGM just over two years ago!
What are your tips/tricks for training? Having someone pushing me to get out there and train, as well as to go just that little bit further has been a life saver.
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? I wouldn’t want to run with anyone else! I have looked into other running groups before, but have come to realize that it’s the support I feel when surrounded by my peers that drives me. The CIM community is so caring, supportive, and inspirational. I’m always excited to be a part of whatever is going on!
Interested in supporting Jen’s fundraising efforts? Click here!

Name: Shannon Higson
Relation to Diabetes: I have T1 Diabetes
How do you manage your diabetes? I bounce back and forth between my Animas and Medtronic pumps
What are your tips/tricks for training? 1 Juice box per every 5km and a reduced basal rate (followed by a quick bolus immediately after completing a run) seem to do the trick for me!
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? Connected in Motion has already made a HUGE difference in the lives of many young adults living with T1 diabetes and I believe that it will continue to do so… I’m running with CIM because I’m excited to be a part of the community and the support that CIM provides — for the Ottawa Race weekend and beyond!
Interested in supporting Shannon’s fundraising efforts? Click here!

Ottawa Half Marathon Participants

9:00am EST, Sunday, May 25, 2014


Name: Stephanie Brodie
Relation to Diabetes: I have had Type 1 Diabetes for 9 years, And I am really passionate about CIM. And I have a lot of Diabetic friends. So many reasons to run!
How do you manage your diabetes? I’m on an Insulin Pump, and I use CGM.
What are your tips/tricks for training? Have fun with it, and don’t JUST run! Cardio of all kinds helps. Hop on a bike, do a spinning class, try rowing, and make sure to use interval training on your runs. Coming from someone who is not an avid runner, I would get bored running at the same pace day in and day out, so I switch it up. And make sure to add in some squats….Muscle is power!
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? Because being a part of CIM has changed my life with diabetes, and made living with it a whole lot easier. I now have a community of friends who understand the high’s and low’s (see what I did there… hahahahah) of having diabetes. I would run around the world a handful of times to raise money to keep Connected in Motion going, because it keeps us diabetics going.
Interested in supporting Stephanies’s fundraising efforts? Click here!

 
Name: Luke Cameron
Relation to Diabetes: I have been a Type 1 Diabetic for 23 years.
How do you manage your diabetes? I use an insulin pump.
What are your tips/tricks for training? Unfortunately I haven’t had any luck with a continuous glucose monitor, so while I am training, I test my sugar between 8 and 12 times a day. The amount of tests depends on oh many lows I have. It usually takes a few weeks of training before I have figured out a good temporary basal rate while training along with a reduced basal rate the following day to eliminate some of the lows. I like to cross train as well. I will be running, biking and swimming each week. I hope this routine will keep repetitive activity injuries from occurring. I also bought 20 bottles of Sour Apple Dex4. Sour Apple is my favorite.
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? I am running for Connected In Motion for 3 main reasons. First reason is that I want to help raise funds for CIM so that programs can be run where this great family of type 1’s can continue to learn, console, laugh, inspire and enjoy life as diabetics that 5.5er’s may have difficulty relating too.

The second reason is that I would like to show other people, diabetic or not, that if an average normal guy like myself can my life like I have in 2 short years, that they can as well. All it takes is a great group of friends to support you, which is what I have with CIM, and a decision to get out in the world and try new things.

The third reason is that I want to push myself to do things that most people think are crazy. Last year I finished the 10 k race and the half marathon at Ottawa Race Weekend. I had a personal best time for both races. This year I want to push myself harder because I know I can do more, so I have signed up for the 5 k race, the 10 k race, as well as the half marathon. At this point I would love to have a personal best time in all three races, but the important part is just be able to finish all three races. If I can finish all three races, and I plan too, that will be something to be proud of.
Interested in supporting Luke’s fundraising efforts? Click here!


Name: Meghan Coleman
Relation to Diabetes: I’ve had Type 1 Diabetes for 4 years. I was diagnosed in my last month of university which was right before running my very first half marathon and going on my graduation trip to Panama with my best friend. So I threw myself into learning diabetes management and set out to accomplish what I had planned!
How do you manage your diabetes? I have been using an Animas Ping pump for almost 2 years.
What are your tips/tricks for training? I find plain ol’ running challenging so I like to mix it up with bootcamp and spinning classes to improve my cardio as well. I typically won’t eat 2 hours before any intense exercise so that my food is digested and my sugars and insulin are at their peak. I find this gives me a better idea where my sugars will be going during exercise, instead of wondering how the food will impact me while working out.
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? I am running with CIM because this community has been one of the best additions to my life. It’s helped push me from my comfort zone in a very supportive way. It provides me the opportunity to go out and try new adventures and meet new friends! At the end of the day, I love knowing I have this huge Diabetic family and I can’t wait to rock this half marathon with them!

Name: Katie De Vos
Relation to Diabetes: Both of my sibling are type 1 diabetics
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? Both of my siblings work closely with Connected in Motion, and have found an adult community of support with their diabetes. I want to support them and others with diabetes.

Name: Patrick Forget
Relation to Diabetes: T1
How do you manage your diabetes? Insulin pump
What are your tips/tricks for training? For long distance (2h+) or very intense workout over 1h (intervals or tempo runs), I usually reduce my basal to 55-60% up to 3h prior to my run.
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? In October 2009, Connected in Motion helped me connect with passionate Type 1 diabetics who made me realize that “long-distance running” WAS possible, despite living with diabetes. 11 half-marathons and 3 marathons later, I am still thankful to CIM for helping me realize my dream of running a marathon.

Name: Anne Marie Hospod
Relation to Diabetes: Type 1 for 26 years.
How do you manage your diabetes? Multiple injections – Humalog and Lantus. Starting to maybe, possibly, perhaps, be thinking about the pump. And I really want a Dexcom CGM too!
What are your tips/tricks for training? Lots of testing, and trying to learn how different kinds of exercise affect your blood sugars. Finding a training partner, whether online or in person, is also a great motivator.
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? Connected in Motion feels like my extended family. I love to support an organization that is really shifting the way that society views diabetes, and engaging individuals to be active and responsible for their health.

Name: Jessie
Relation to Diabetes: T1D
How do you manage your diabetes? MDI
What are your tips/tricks for training? Test constantly, give it your all, and stay positive.
Why are you running with Connected in Motion? CIM has been instrumental in providing peer support.They’ve opened the doors to a world of new friends, all of whom carry the same kind of values I do in living healthy, active lives with T1D. They are my new family and I want to make sure others get the same opportunities I did in being able to have access to their programming.
Interested in supporting Jessie’s fundraising efforts? Click here!

Cheering Squad!!!

Saturday, May 24- Sunday, May 25, 2014


Name: Virtue Bajurny
Relation to Diabetes: I’ve had Type 1 for 20 years. Diagnosed at 15.
What are your tips/tricks for training? MORE! COWBELL! Every day. All day.
Why are you cheering with Connected in Motion? I showed up at the first CIM canoe trip several years back. I had never gone camping in my life. Everyone thought I was someone else’s friend, but really I didn’t know anyone on that trip… I didn’t know anyone else with Type 1 diabetes at that point. I was happy to make lots of new Type 1 friends on that excursion- friends that turned into family. Long story short: I really like CIM and I really like cheering people on in reaching their personal goals… Seemed like being on the CIM TORW cheering squad would be a perfect fit!

Name: Julie De Vos
Relation to Diabetes: T1D for 23 years
What are your tips/tricks for training? I vary the volume of my voice on a daily basis and make sure to weekly add in new moves to my street dancing cheer routine. You know, to keep it fresh and exciting.
Why are you cheering with Connected in Motion? 1. It’s a SUPER fun time. 2. I have friends and family running and I know they need support along the way to help get them to the finish line.
Interested in supporting Julies’s fundraising efforts? Click here!

Name: Sara Nita
Relation to Diabetes: Mom & step mom to two 8 year old boys with T1D.
What are your tips/tricks for training? Try to go a bit further than what you did yesterday.
Why are you cheering with Connected in Motion? I am cheering for CIM because I suck at running and cheering is easier. Plus, it shows support for those with T1D and I would like to think that
someone will cheer for my boys one day.