My blood sugar reading of 55 made it very tough planning a bike ride. I would have a small lunch around 11:30 but only take .4 units of insulin. Having a low blood sugar I didn't want to take to much insulin with lunch and continue to be low when I should be on the bike. My blood sugar quickly rose and my blood sugar was at 224 as I got ready to go around 12:30. I made sure to have plenty of food, my sunglasses, sunscreen, helmet, and Gatorade. As I brought my bike out of the garage I noticed I forgot my GPS. I put my Gatorade down and ran to grab the GPS, I wouldn't see the Gatorade again until I got home!! It wasn't until the seventh mile that I realized I had no Gatorade, I reached down and felt nothing. I started to laugh and said to myself this should be fun. I had twenty miles left and would pay the price for not having anything to drink. The ride went well, my blood sugar came down and I was 102 when I returned home. My body felt strong but was in major need of water!!
I have no idea where my brain was today but it sure made the day interesting. It was a great day and a bit of a sad day.
These heroes are dead. They died for liberty – they died for us. They are at rest. They sleep in the land they made free, under the flag they rendered stainless, under the solemn pines, the sad hemlocks, the tearful willows, and the embracing vines. They sleep beneath the shadows of the clouds, careless alike of sunshine or of storm, each in the windowless Place of Rest. Earth may run red with other wars – they are at peace. In the midst of battle, in the roar of conflict, they found the serenity of death. I have one sentiment for soldiers living and dead: cheers for the living; tears for the dead. — Robert G. Ingersoll