Last night I went off about how happy I am that I have blood sugars in range during and after runs. That has helped to calm Leanne just a bit while I'm out on training rides and runs for hours. I have finally given in though and have found the perfect training parter. It is a female and someone that knows Leanne very well, in fact she gives Leanne a hard time when Leanne trains with her. For the past month "Minnie" and I have been training partners, I never wanted to be the parent that pushed their child to like sports. For just over a year "Minnie" has been at every race that I have competed in, as she has gotten a little older she mimics me while I stretch. She then asked to come with me, I didn't know what to do but was beyond happy. The first few runs were very quiet but as we both got comfortable the conversation flows like water. We have our own songs while running, we see planes and farm animals. It never gets old, until we are going up a hill and I hear "FASTER DADDY!!!" I think it is safe to say that I have become a much better uphill runner over the past month.
That is all well and good, it is a good story about a father and daughter running together. It happens all over the world so why should anyone care? It is another hidden gem that has made me a much better diabetic. I love my life and always make sure to have enough fluids, food and emergency items in case my blood sugar goes to low or to high. Now that I have "Minnie" as my trainer I feel like I need a suitcase for all of the supplies I bring with me. Training with "Minnie" is the highlight of my day and as the seasons change I'm already thinking of ways that "Minnie" can help me train in the snow!!