I have been watching the Amazing Race since the very first season. After putting the kids to bed, I turn on the DVR and watch on Sunday nights. Last night was the premier episode of the 17th season.
My son had fallen asleep on the couch after a jam-packed weekend and no naps. Ask him about the white tiger or feeding a camel!
Q got her bedtime snack and BG check then we headed upstairs for a quick bath, reading a couple of chapters in the book we just started, and a snuggle.
My husband stayed downstairs to watch football and I curled up beneath our quilt for my grown up TV time.
In the beginning of the episode, they introduced each team and gave a little background. Nothing out of the ordinary, they had the usual ensemble with a cast from all different walks of life.
The flew across the Atlantic and team by team, hopped into cars to get to their next destination. (By the way, who in the world doesn’t know what Stonehenge is? There’s always one ditz each season.)
As team Nat and Kat began driving, Kat handed up a blood glucose meter from the backseat to Nat, who was at the wheel.
That’s right, Nat tested her blood sugar before driving.
What I loved about the episode and the surprise that one of the contestants has diabetes is that the show didn’t highlight that in her opening bio. Rather, Nat and Kat were profiled as being doctors.
I say “hear, hear” to CBS for showing an active, educated woman who isn’t letting diabetes slow her down.
I think you know which team I am rooting for this year!