This morning the main focus would be my blood sugar before I headed out for my bike ride. Any kind of physical activity is tough for me when it is done just after breakfast. Going for a bike ride at 8am would be a true test so early in the season. Luck was on my side this morning though, I woke up at 5 to run to the bathroom which allowed me to set my temp basal. This was a huge help, if I had not woken up at 5 I believe my ride would have to be delayed until 9am so that the temp basal would take effect. Just before breakfast a blood sugar of 124 had me smiling from ear to ear, I could have my normal breakfast and take .7 units of insulin so my blood sugar was right around 220 when I began my ride.
As I got on my bike I was so excited to finally be riding outside again. Three months of temperatures in the low twenties and so much snow on the roads it made it very dangerous to be riding outside. Even with a steady rain falling I couldn't help but smile, as my ride began that smile went away quickly. The roads were soaked and slick, not ideal conditions. I would have to go a little slower than I would've like but I didn't want to crash being dumb on recreational Saturday ride so losing a couple miles per hour was ok. The good news is that my legs felt very strong, small hills that I usually stood up to get over I was able to stay in gear and sit while going up the hills. As I got more comfortable and my ride was coming to an end I started to ride with a little more speed which felt amazing. I can't wait for my first duathlon in just over a month.
My blood sugars made my day, coming home and seeing a blood sugar of 173 proved to me that I know what I'm doing. Obviously my next ride will not be the same blood sugar wise but I will have a lot of confidence moving forward. Today was a good start to the outdoor season, I just need the weather to cooperate. I'm ready for those nice sixty mile rides with temperatures in the fifties.