Yes 4:49am, I'm very superstitious and cant have my alarm set for 4:50am or 4:45am, for some reason the 0 and 5 at the end are bad luck. I thought that I would wake up then and have a decison to make as far as food and if I'd be able to run. Thanks to Dusty (the dog) Leanne and I were awake at 2am, someone was a tad sick. I felt dizzy and off, I decided to test and was 70, out comes the apple juice and Nature Valley Bar. I then took 1.2 units, I wanted to be near 200 but not over 230. Of course after my low fix I couldn't fall back in to a deep sleep. At 4:49am I had to pump myself up to run, I was in the kitchen giving myself a pep talk like the one below. The talk involved calling myself some names and thinking I'd never be able to run a marathon. The best part of the morning was my 179 blood sugar, I could get dressed and run. I could eat once I got to work around 6am.
It took a good two miles for my body to wake up and accept what i was doing to it at 5am. Once my body woke up my run went very very well, I got in to my grove and enjoyed the run and watching the sunrise. Towards the end of the eight mile run I felt numb in my face, with a blood sugar of 73 when I finished the numb face was due to the low. A Gatorade, a cookie, and a peanut butter and jelly sandwich along with two units of insulin would be my breakfast. My day went very well, the morning run was different but something I really enjoyed. My body feels strong and my blood sugars have been below 200 all day. I believe 5am runs may be a regular occurrence on the weekends.