The cold weather makes scheduling a run difficult, throw in diabetes and blood sugars and it makes it even tougher. My goal is to complete the Runners World Thanksgiving to New Years Day challenge by running all of my miles outside. This morning going for a run at 7am would have been foolish as temperatures were near 20 and wind chills around 10 degrees. Temperatures would be around 35 by noon time, I decided to try and run then. A blood sugar of 67 at 11am would try to delay my run. I was faced with a tough decision, do I eat lunch and runt at 3pm or do I fix my low, go for a run and then have lunch. I chose the latter, I had a glass of apple juice and a nature valley bar at 11 to fix my low. Around noon I got ready for my run, I decided to test after my run rather than before. Today would be a short two mile run and I felt that i would be fine seeing that I did not cover any of the food I ate to fix my low.
The run went well, I can't get in to a rhythm while running in the cold and have been uncomfortable the past three days. I will get adjusted to the cold, I'm not to worried about that. When I got home I tested immediately and was happy to see 75, I could now enjoy my lunch and the rest of my day. The weird part was I thought a lot about my run this afternoon, I was amazed and how much work went in to a short two mile run. I don't know why the run was on my mind, every time I do any kind of exercise it takes the same amount of planning as it it did today. I think that the preparation has become old hat, that is a great thing and I love that I understand my body. I can't help to think about when i first started riding a bike and how tough it was to figure out my diabetes and riding a bike. I love to remember from where I came, it makes me stronger as I move forward.