PumpTri: Preggo in a Red Wagon.
BSparl has been many places, mostly before she was born. She's been to Boston, Las Vegas, Philadelphia, and NYC, to Barcelona and to Sundance. Kid is a world traveler. I knew I'd continue to do my thing while pregnant, but there was one thing that I couldn't have anticipated.
That whole "shoved into a little red wagon and wearing a kid's bike helmet" thing.
All in the name of insulin pumping, right? Let me explain ...
"The 2010 Online Pump Triathlon is about proving something. It’s about proving there are no limits to what we can do with diabetes. It’s about proving the D community can achieve anything we put our minds (and arms and feet) to when we work together.
Completing a triathlon is difficult. But just like any challenge, it’s more easily approached with friends and smiling faces. That’s why we’re asking for 10 seconds of fun from you in water, on wheels, or by foot. Whether your swimming in your bathtub, rolling on a skateboard, hop-scotching through a playground – it doesn’t matter – because we want show people what happens when the D community approaches something difficult: we finish it together, and we make sure it’s fun."
Aside from giggling at the video submissions, we have a chance to make a huge contribution to a diabetes charity of our choice, you guys. If we can finish this triathalon by July 31st, Animas will make a $10,000 donation to a non-profit charity that we get to choose. And that is an amazing opportunity for us to all do something fun and make a difference at the same time.
No worries - you don't have to be an Animas pumper to participate. And you don't have to have your pump showing in the video, unless you want to. But if it is showing, more power to you! (Also, and this is just the "filmmaker's wife" in me talking, but if you avoid wearing or holding anything with a name brand on it, that helps because then there aren't any trademark violation issues to work through. So, like, don't have a can of Diet Coke in your hand while you skate by. Scott.)
I've already done my video. If you go to the PumpTri website, you'll see my pregnant rear stuck in a red wagon and propelled by oar across a parking lot. (What? Doesn't sound normal to you?) Just another example of the list of embarrassing moments that make up my life.