The warmup went very well and my body was feeling strong despite the strong winds and cold temperature. Seeing that it was my first race back and knowing I wasn't in race shape I just wanted to run my race and not worry about my time. As I toed the line and looked out at the ocean I had a big smile on my face, I was happy to be back to running, I was also very happy with life, I've had a great two weeks. With the first half mile right in to a nasty head wind I was quickly being hit with sand that was blown in to my face. I would get into my running rhythm and was feeling very strong. My breathing was not where it should be but again that will come with time.
The race started around 10:05 and I would text Leanne at 10:33 after finishing and walking back to the car. I think that puts my time right around 25 minutes. Told you I wasn't worried about my time but I love to race and couldn't help but try to figure my time out. My blood sugar was at a very respectable 152 when I got back to the car, as slow as my time was I was very happy with my blood sugar management. No matter the race or my time my blood sugar and diabetes management is the most important thing. With a five mile race planned for next Saturday I'm looking forward to a week of training and getting back into my regular training routine.