Mortenson – Stacey

Smiling because I can – Stacey Mortenson (April 20, 2009)

Posted on Apr 7, 2015 in 2009, Canada, F 18 - 34, Mortenson - Stacey

Smiling because I can – Stacey Mortenson (April 20, 2009)

In October 2007, I had just completed my fourth marathon in Kelowna, British Columbia, in 3:43, which was so close to a BQ I could almost taste it! I didn’t feel great throughout the whole training program, but blamed it on being a single parent and aging. Low and behold, by December 2007, I was in the hospital and diagnosed with the autoimmune disease Type 1 diabetes (I’m a late bloomer). Instantly I was insulin dependent and dealing with blood sugar management. My life was turned upside down, and a diabetes nurse told me I’d probably not run any more marathons. That was my...

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