For the past two years I had gotten complacent with having an A1C around 6.5, I then changed doctors and my A1C went from 6.5 to 6.8 and finally 7.1 until I went back to my old doctor and was at 6.8 in January. I will never forget the appointment when my A1C was 7.1, Leanne had came with me to meet the new doctor and get a feel for my new care. When he gave me my A1C I remember being devastated, I was so proud of having an A1C below 7 for three years straight, in my mind I was the iron horse (Lou Gehrig) of A1c. As Leanne I left the doctors office and got to the car I broke down, I was full out crying for a good five minutes and swearing at myself. It is tough to put in to words but getting my A1C is what I live for. I love that I control it and if it is bad I have no one to blame but myself.
The same goes for running and riding the bike, I control how well I do both. I ran very well Saturday and still had some to give, after the race I set the 5k I have scheduled for 4/27 to go after a personal best time in a 5k. I would love to run a 21:30 5k, my personal best is a 21:58. Again staying focused and continuing to put in the work will make that dream a reality. The end of April could be great, with a doctors appointment set for 4/25 and the 5k on 4/27 I could have a great weekend. What do I get out of reaching these goals, this could do but I have saved that for a top ten finish in a 5k. Also I would feel wrong for eating that, I have a whole summer of racing ahead of me and have other goals I want to realize. I will get personal satisfaction and I will feel that I continue to beat the odds, I also will keep living and proving that anything is possible with Diabetes and that does more for me than any food or drink could ever do.