After a fun New Years Eve I had planned on going on a nice run outside of Boston around 7am before heading to breakfast. The alarm went off and I layed in bed wondering if I wanted to run, I eventually decided to get back to bed and sleep for a little longer. Luckily I was able to head for a trail run when we arrived home around 2pm. As much as I didn't want to run in the morning I wanted to run the trails so badly. Obviously I will not have the luxury of picking when I can run as time goes on but starting the year off with a short yet relaxing trail run was just what I needed to start the year.
As I said I celebrated New Years Eve and the ball drop. I did so with a few drinks and some food that I don't usually eat. The best part was that I was very aware of my blood sugars the entire night and was able to keep my blood sugars in range all night and into the morning. As much as training runs and training rides help me when I race being able to keep my blood sugars in range while I have a drink or two and stray from my normal diet gives me tremendous confidence as an athlete living with diabetes. I have a long way to go before my first race of 2017 but so far so good!!