This weekend Leanne and I had a nice little staycation that was just what the doctor ordered. It was a great weekend but one that gave me a glimpse in to my fathers work life as we headed off to the christening for the USS Illinois. With the ceremony beginning at 11am my lunch would not be eaten at 1130 as it is every single day. Just like getting ready to run a race I had to make some adjustments. I would have a larger than normal snack around 9am cover it with insulin and be on my way. Having the CGM was a huge help although it never beeped which meant I was right in my zone. I figured it would be business as usual as the day advanced but a very impressive food spread at the reception was hard to pass up. I indulged in more food than usual and even found myself at the dessert table.
My CGM would beep once all day on Saturday but as Leanne and I headed to have our romantic anniversary dinner an unexpected wait for a table threw another curve my way. Luckily I took a couple of glucose tabs which kept me in range and allowed me to have no problems while we waited. It seems so simple from the outside but this weekend I was reminded of the work that goes in to my blood sugars even when I'm taking a weekend off from racing or training. I'm very happy that I work so hard as a cyclist and runner, it has made me a much better diabetic. Without all of the knowledge from racing and training I would have been out of my target range all weekend whcih would have been no fun for me.