The plan was to run five miles at a relaxed pace, I need to run a relaxed first seven miles of my half marathon this Sunday. This afternoon I wanted to run at a 9 minute pace, Sunday my goal is to be at mile seven at the one hour mark. As my run began this afternoon my blood sugar was at 150 and trending up, I felt great and had an extra confidence boost knowing my blood sugar would be ok. The first half of my run was horrible, I felt good but a very cold head wind for almost three miles was painful. As I made the turn the wind was at my back and I felt amazing. I was relaxed and enjoying every step. As I hit the four mile mark I peaked at my watch and noticed I was running for 33 minutes. I would finish my run in 40 minutes, I really pushed the last mile which was mostly uphill. I felt great and wanted to test myself, I have had a tough time finishing strong when it comes to races.
I was happy to see my blood sugar at 104 when I returned home, I grabbed a small protein snack and took some insulin before preparing my dinner. I'm happy with how well everything went this afternoon, the race Sunday is at 8am so none of what I did with my diabetes today will be used race day but I do have a ton of confidence heading in to the race. As far as running goes, I feel great, I feel strong and I'm very confident that I will be able to stick to my running plan and hopefully PR on Sunday. One little side note, the weather for Sunday looks great!! Slight chance of showers but a high of 60 and light wind. Here is the link to the Cox Providence Half Marathon!! If anyone is running let me know, I'd be happy to meet up with you at some point on Sunday!!