This afternoon I went for a nice training run and felt amazing!! This just added to my anger about not being able to run the half marathon on Sunday. I quickly reminded myself that the half marathon is not the final goal, the NYC marathon is. All of my training is right on schedule and I feel great and that is all I can ask for. I have 51 days to get ready and I feel that I will be physically and mentally prepared for the marathon.
My real disappointment about missing the half marathon is the diabetes side of running. I wanted to see how my body reacted to the half marathon atmosphere. How would the adrenaline effect my blood sugar, I can create my own half marathon but I can not recreate the atmosphere. Today on my training run my blood sugar was good, I returned home from the run with a blood sugar of 203 not 297 like my pump read. I'm excited to see how my blood sugars are during my half marathon, that is my main concern and I know that it should not be a major concern. I'm very confident in my running and blood sugar control.