Five runners toed the start line for Team Type 1 and all the runners not only finished but did so in amazing times!! What makes the day so special is that I haven’t heard one of them complain about the weather or their blood sugars. We’re either perfect? Probably not (I have no idea what anyone’s blood sugar was). This is all speculation and I’m talking from my own experience but perfect blood sugars during a 5k are tough never mind a marathon. That’s what makes Team Type 1 so special, they compete at the highest level and do so with diabetes. They have blood sugars that go out of range but they continue to push on.
Personally Marathon Monday and the runners of Team Type 1 gave me just the kick in the ass that I’ve needed. Coming back from surgery is a little tougher then I thought and I’ve been upset that I can’t train like I want too. I can still train but not like I would normally. Today was a reminder that things aren’t always perfect but you have to find a way to push on. It doesn’t help if you get angry and takeout your anger on someone, you’re only hurting yourself. It isn’t always easy but you must keep moving. That is what the runners of Team Type One taught me today. They are showing me and the world what’s possible with diabetes.