After a slow day at work my blood sugar was at 66 around 4pm, the run would start around 630pm. This was the moment of diabetes truth, if I ate to much I'd be high when the run began. I decided to go with a Fiber One bar and a little bit of orange juice to fix the low. I felt confident that my sensor would give me a good idea where my blood sugar was before my run. While at 6pm as I was stretching I was at 160, I then hit my sensor while stretching. Out comes the sensor, I was happy to know where I was going in to the run but was nervous about my blood sugar post run.
The run itself didn't go very well in my mind. The usual Noonan mistake was made, I went out to fast. Luckily my "coaches" were telling me to slow down and conserve energy. After leading the first lap the real runners caught me and I sat back already a little tired and having trouble sticking with them. In the final 100 yards I was spent and had a poor kick to the finish. I would finish in a time of 6:10, very good according to my "coaches" but not what I wanted. I wanted sub 6, this is just how I am, if I don't reach a goal that I set I won't be happy with my performance. To me being happy with 6:10 is like being happy with an F on a test. Good job you got a 63, you were very close to passing!! A bit extreme but that was the only example I could think of. (I'm a weird dude)
Diabetes wise I felt great, after drinking some Gatorade and going for a short cool down jog, my blood sugar was at 187. I took four units of insulin knowing that my body would have trouble post run staying below 200. It has taken a little while but I believe I'm getting the hang of pre and post run blood sugars.