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Samuel Struzzi

Just a dude living in Melbourne who likes to travel, run, and misses his dog. Oh, been living with diabetes for 31 years. So there’s that. ;)

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When you’re at the pub and someone knocks your sensor but it still has 15 hours left? Ask the bartender for a bandaid! #typeone #diabetic #cgm #elastoplast #bandaid #diabeticmacgyver #survival #t1d #friday #leonardshouseoflove

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Took it easy today, a nice, low heart rate focused run along the beach. There are worse ways to spend a Sunday morning. #run #runabetic #portmelbourne #beach #typeonediabetes #irunoninsulin

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Been a long time since I’ve done a Sunday Tradition post. Don’t worry, we’ve still be going to @prahranmarket and @marketlane every Sunday. Today I paired my coffee with a chocolate croissant, only because @annasaywell panicked and decided she wanted my plain croissant instead of what she ordered ;) #coffee #pourover #yum #pastry #painauchocolat #sundaytradition #marketlane #prahranmarket #blackcoffee

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This 4.3 kilo beast took forever to decide it was finished! Planned on a 7 o’clock dinner, ended up eating at 10:00. The wait, as it always is with barbecue, was well worth it! My best brisket so far, and I was able to share with a group of amazing people (@annasaywell @rache10408 @austindocherty @dionnejkelly and others). Now for the details: slathered the brisket in American mustard then covered in a classic black and white rub. Went on the smoker at 9:00AM, and off at 9:30PM. The super thick layer of fat (that I trimmed a lot) was super delicious! Leftovers for days on this one. Can’t wait for brisket sandwiches! #barbecue #smoke #brisket #dalmationrub #smoker #delicious #hickory #bbq #yum #goodcompany #smokedbriskets #patience #worththewait #latedinner

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First day of annual leave, and I spent some time in the kitchen getting ready for a smoke session this weekend. Made a nice, simple barbecue sauce-in the Classic(ish) red bottle-and a new espresso barbecue sauce (Villian of the Week). Thanks to @franklinbbq for the recipe and @marketlane for the espresso. Looking forward to trying a range of new recipes to accent tasty smokiness. Oh, let’s not forget the black and white rub. ;) #barbecue #barbecuesauce #smoke #experiment #yum #dalmationrub #smoker #bbq #villianoftheweek

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A summary of yesterday’s adventures in smoking, from start to glorious finish. Ate way too much, but loved every mouthful! Final spread included beef ribs, smoked pork sausages, smoked jalapeños, cornbread, biscuits, coleslaw, mac & cheese, and charred corn with chipotle aioli and parmesan cheese. Oh, and beer with a post meal bourbon. Saturday night done right! All of this was homemade, btw. ;) #bbq #barbeque #smoke #hickory #beefribs #shortribs #smoker #macandcheese #yum #cornbread #castironskillet #biscuits #homemade #adventuresinsmoking #smokedsausage #smokedjalapeno #bourboun #saturdaynight

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Final product! Took it off after about 7 total hours. Waiting for friends to arrive for dinner, so haven’t tasted it yet... So hard not to just dive in caveman style! #bbq #shortribs #beef #smoke #smoker #hickory #bark #yum #barbeque #caveman #beefribs

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Update One: about 3.5 hours in, guessing 2-3 more to go. Looking delicious! #barbeque #beef #beefribs #shortribs #smoke #smoker #yum #hickory #bbq

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Smoking this rack of short ribs today. First attempt at beef ribs, updates to follow... #bbq #smoke #hickory #shortribs #barbeque #yum #saturday #smoker #dalmationrub

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And here... we... go. About to knock my second marathon down. #melbmara #marathon #run #runabetic #irunoninsulin #typeoneathlete #type1diabetes #herewego

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One more sleep until the Melbourne Marathon! Have spent most of today a bit nervous, but am now getting really excited. Here, of course, is the obligatory marathon flat lay. This year I’m rocking gear from @sauconyau @steigensport and @orangemud_australia Nutrition by @hucknutrition Here’s hoping the blood sugars stay manageable! #melbmara #run #marathon #flatlay #runabetic #irunoninsulin #typeoneathlete #typeonerun

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Well this was an unexpected treat on a Sunday afternoon. Delicious #inception brew, in partnership with @archierosesyd I think the spirit came first, the then the beer was aged in the bourbon barrels? @kaijubeer let me know if I’m wrong. Either way, delicious. #craftbeer #yum #leonardshouseparty #kaijubeer #unplannedsundaysession

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You can keep your #grandfinal Today we escaped footy madness and went to our happy place, @montaltovineyardandolivegrove for an absolutely delicious lunch. Love the view... and the vineyard wasn’t bad to look at either. ;) For a look at the food we enjoyed, check out @annasaywell #escape #love #bestwife #yum #morningtonpeninsula #delicious

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This week’s run felt a lot better. Granted, at 12k I had to stop for 20 minutes to manage a low blood sugar. Wasn’t sure how I was going to get my blood sugar up and keep enough gels on me to finish the run, then @annasaywell suggested I just buy a juice. I was so in my own head I didn’t even see the Subway across the street! She’s a life saver. The weather was a fun touch as well. Loved seeing Melbourne get eaten by a giant rain cloud, then slowly realising that I was about to run into that same rain cloud. Ups and downs, all part of the fun! Made that pork sandwich all the tastier :) #run #runabetic #marathontraining #melbmara #lowbloodsugar #typeonediabetes #typeonerun #yum #porkbelly #delicious #earnedit

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