Sunday would present a bigger challenge for my blood sugar. A 5K obstacle course would be physically demanding and pose problems for my blood sugar. To try and keep my blood sugar around 200 I suspend my pump two hours before I was to start. Ten minutes before I was to start my pump beeped and let me know that my blood sugar was at 194 and rising. I cancelled the suspension on my pump and took .3 units of insulin. As the race began I was at 210 and feeling good. About a half mile later I got a big scare, I would have to walk waist deep in the ocean for about 400 meters. What about my pump? I quickly unhooked it from my body and held it above my head as I ran through the ocean. I got some very interesting looks from the crowd but it worked and I was happy. The rest of the race went very smoothly, my blood sugar was never a problem. I may be a little odd but I love to do obstacle course races because it makes me remember the past. Ten years ago I would have never been able to complete the event. Now I'm in a much better place and very happy.
This weekend was an emotional roller coaster, I'm not going to go in to the details but do feel that I should post this video. We lose World War II veterans everyday, without those brave soldiers the world we live in today would be a far different place. I ask everyone to thank a veteran, give them a minute and say thank you.