Today as I got on the bike my body has felt the best it has in years. I rode with passion and got in a groove. I was riding in a high gear and just going at a good clip. My body was in that zone, I was riding with a smile on my face and loving the noises of nature. I then took my ride into the hills, I feel weird calling them hills. A quick steep hill was draining, my pulse was fine, right around 180, but my legs were drained. I'd get to the top of the hill and be great, get right back to my groove and feel great. Then another hill and the same feeling while climbing. As time goes on it will be interesting to see what happens.
As good as I felt on the bike I felt even better when I saw that my blood sugar stayed in range while on the bike. I was in the zone. No matter how bad the run or the ride if my blood sugar is in range than I did my job. We all have good days and bad days while training or racing, we have them when it comes to blood sugars as well but personally I don't think I should. As an athlete living with diabetes I put tremendous pressure on myself to stay in range and I don't know what I would do if I didn't. The week ahead will be challenging on the bike, extreme heat will be the toughest test I have had in a long time. The thing is that I'm ready for it and I'm very confident!! Temperatures in the mid 90s and high humidity will challenge me but my blood sugars will say nice try but we're going to be just fine!!