Seb is a patient man, as well as an elite athlete. And in August, he and I will be co-hosting the Greatest Awards Show in Diabetes as part of next North American Conference on Diabetes and Exercise, hosted by the incredible team at Insulindependence.
For more on how to enter to win the 2013 Athletic Achievement Award, check out the details here. And if you are wondering, “Can I still submit, even though my achievements aren’t that ‘extreme,‘” don’t fret. There’s an FAQ page you can read through for even more details.
But, for the record, you don’t have to summit Everest to be eligible. Or the Everglades (which would be a bit easier to summit, I’d imagine – watch the video for the joke). You don’t have to be participating in elite races or trot your little self across the Sahara desert in order to consider your athleticism an achievement. Celebrating diabetes and exercise isn’t a right limited only to people who cross the finish lines first, or even at all.
Celebrating diabetes and exercise is about being inclusive and recognizing that our lives, our health, and our community as a whole are better for keeping our bodies moving. So get up. Go run around a little bit. And consider submitting a video TODAY, showing everyone how diabetes doesn’t have to be a conduit to chaos, but can be a catalyst for healthy change.
Turn your 5K into 5K.