With my winter gear on I headed out for my ride a little before nine. A couple miles in to my ride I had a feeling that today’s ride would be a lot better than yesterdays. My heart rate was staying around 145 and everything felt very smooth. I have a feeling my body was very happy to be on the bike two days in a row, it’s like riding a bike, you may not do it for a while but you’re able to jump on and ride your bike no problem. Oh crap that metaphor was horrible because I really was riding a bike, I need help. After about fifteen miles I was soaked in sweat, the temperature was at least fifteen degrees warmer inland than along the shore. The next ten miles felt like I was riding in July, sweat was dripping down my face and that cycling passion kicked in. I was able to consistently keep my speed around eight-teen miles an hour and at the same time keep my heart rate below 150. As I got on to the road to head back towards Westerly everything changed, five miles down the road it was cold, foggy and windy. I lost five miles an hour on my speed and the wind was taking its toll. I was cold and the wind was ruthless, at one point I actually cursed at the weather. I quickly tried to pull up a past funny memory; I had no problem in doing so and for the rest of the ride that smile and passion was back and stayed with me until I arrived home.
I arrived home with a blood sugar of 81, I took my six units of Humalog and went to get cleaned up. For the rest of the day I’m happy to report that my blood sugar stayed below 140 and I enjoyed a lot of basketball. Tomorrow the real fun starts, I will be returning to work and who knows what will happen Diabetes wise. It will take me at least two weeks to get my pump dialed in to the eight hours of being on my feet and running around. I always love a challenge and I’m looking forward to what the workday will bring. Also I kind of liked ending last night’s blog with a quote, I’ll try to make that a daily occurrence. I believe the quote will give everyone an idea of my mood for that day.
“We cannot change the cards we are dealt, just how we play the hand.” Randy Pausch