Lance Was Always an Inspiration in Reversing Type 2 Diabetes
He had it worse and accomplished so much more
I often think about Lance Armstrong when I go riding. His seven Tour de France wins, and a bronze medal in the Australian Olympics all coming after a fight with testicular cancer is a heck of a lot of inspiration. Made my problem pale in comparison. If he can beat his problem, I can beat mine.
Today he announced he is no longer going challenge the United State Anti-Doping Agency that he took banned substances when racing.
Just finishing a major road race like the Tour de France this an extraordinary achievement, never mind winning one seven times in a row. The long hours in the saddle, the mountains, the weather, the sheer physical drain of mind and muscle. It’s something so few are able to do.
The evidence as I understand it is thin, mostly testimony by some former teammates who think they may have seen him do something suspicious. There is no solid physical evidence that shows he did take something he should not have taken. To my knowledge, he never flunked any blood or urine test.
His statement about the charges is simply that he is not going to fight them anymore. He thinks it’s a rigged game to get him, that Travis Tygart the head of the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency has it in him regardless of the evidence.
If that is so, why?
Does the USADA really have the authority to strip him of his Tour de France wins and his Olympic medal? The evidence seems to fragile to me. That also seems to concentrate a lot of authority in one minor department in a very large government.
- Fasting Blood Glucose Level: 98 mg/dl. Normal!
- Weight: 185 lbs.
- Exercise: 45 minutes ride. Still dogging at the start, furiously pumping at the end.
- Mood: 7.0. Hey, it’s Friday!
- Breakfast: Fruit medley and a slice of leftover pizza. Hey it is Splurge Friday, Lance Armstrong news or no.
- Lunch: Left over brisket and a small salad. As much as I love BBQ, I am getting tired of it and I haven’t even hit the ribs yet.
- Dinner: Tex-Mex.