Saturday, August 10, 2013

Paddleboard Race and My Last Week at JDRF

      The paddleboard race last weekend was amazing!  JDRF had over 60 participants, a wonderful success for our first attempt at this.  The day was perfect at the beach and everyone seemed to really enjoy themselves.  I know I had fun!  There was a 6-mile race, a 2-mile race, as well as a kid’s course.  My friend and I both participated in the 2-mile race, he came in fifth on the paddleboard and I came in first in the kayak race!  Not that I had much competition for first, considering I was the only one in a kayak… But it was still really fun and I enjoyed doing the course.  I’ll definitely be doing this again when it comes around next year, I’m sure then there’ll be more competition!

     This past Tuesday was also my last day working at JDRF.  I’m sad to leave, but there are so many opportunities to volunteer and do things for JDRF that I’m sure to see these awesome people again soon.  I had such a fantastic experience there and learned a lot.  This internship has certainly been a very interesting experience over the summer.  Hopefully it won’t be too long before I’m volunteering with JDRF again!

Thursday, August 1, 2013


     This week at JDRF has been pretty exciting.  The YLC has planned a paddle board race for this weekend and we have been helping out all we can to get ready.  This is the first time they have done anything like this, and everything looks great so far!  I will be participating in the race and am so excited!  I’ll be back soon afterwards to let you all know how it went, but I’m sure it’ll be great.  We have also been preparing for the Dream Gala in October; of course there is quite a lot that goes into that.  All of us at JDRF have been doing a variety of things to prepare, I’m sure it will be wonderful!

     On another note, I was able to visit the new USF Diabetes center, and it is amazing!  They have absolutely everything T1D in one place.  They can do it all, from drawing blood to consultations and so much more in between.  I believe I’ve heard something about a Zumba class as well…  It is certainly an exciting development!