As I hit mile five that feeling remained and got even stronger when I saw that my blood sugar was at 102. A tad low but I took action immeditley to try and raise my blood sugar. I pulled a Power Bar from my jersey and ate three quarters of it. The cycling jersey worked out great!!! I had one minor problem, the inside of the zipper cut my chest a little. Other than that it was amazing!! I had no problems running with six GUs, two Power Bars and my glucose machine in the three pockets. An hour being 102 I was at 104 when I tested again, this time I was not worried. I knew that my temp basal of 49% was working and that I would stay around 100 for the remainder of my run.
Meeting Leanne at the 13 mile mark saved the day, I was feeling very thirsty and the Gatorade she provided tasted great!! After a short chat it was back to my normal pace, I felt very strong and continued to enjoy everything about the run. I arrived home just after 11am, I finished strong due to the song that was playing on my ipod (the song is below) when I run I get this odd high and music like this makes me laugh, I know that I'm odd but it works so why change it. After getting some protein in my body I was happy to see my blood sugar at 152. I proceeded to eat my lunch and enjoy the rest of my Saturday!!
Today my run was nothing like the marathon, I feel very strong however and feel that I'm truly ready to run my first marathon. I have the confidence, I just need to stick with my training for the next month and if I do nothing will stop me on November 3rd!!