Today my run started off very well but around mile five I began to feel "low". I decided to have some GU and slow my pace to try and raise my blood sugar. Nothing was working, I finally decided to shut it down and walk the rest of my route. As time passed I started to feel a lot better, my pump said I was at 167 and dropping. When I arrived home I started to feel dizzy again, I tested immediately but was very surprised to see that I was at 88. I decided to have my normal post run snack of chocolate milk and peanut butter toast.
After I started to feel better I started to think of what was causing my dizziness while running. The whole run I was a little gassy (sorry but it happens to all of us, no one is a perfect....) so I may have a little stomach bug going on. This makes the most sense, I still don't feel 100% and a coworker was complaining this past weekend of stomach pains. It could also be dehydration, I always have trouble staying hydrated and after Sundays run I was quite dehydrated. I did my best to try and drink lots of water but it may not have been enough. Finally it could be a true low blood sugar feeling. This goes back to the dehydration part a little as well but when my blood sugars have been around 70 I have felt like I'm at 50. The 88 may have been a flase 88, I was probably lower when I was on my run but by the time I got home the GU kicked in.
I don't know what was up with my dizzy spell while running but I'm anxious to run again to see if it returns or if it was just a freak thing. I love how my diabetes has made me over analyze each bad feeling that I get. The marathon is making that over analyzing even worse, I need to be at 100% for November 3rd. The next 47 days are going to be fun!!