In two years I have learned a lot as a runner, I now know how to run and am now trying to become an ultra runner. As I train for a 50k I feel like I'm training for NYC all over again. I'm terrified of the race but my training runs and races are right where they should be. My blood sugars have also been in range while training. Nearly perfect blood sugar levels allow me to run at my best, without the help of my wife, doctors and nurses none of this would be possible.
As my running career moves forward I'm amazed that my love for running began just two years ago on Staten Island. Thanks to the NYC marathon I now run five half marathons a year and am hoping to become an ultra runner. I have a small group of running friends that have helped me tremendously as I have become more focused on running. When I signed up to run the NYC Marathon people thought that I was crazy for signing up for one of the biggest marathons in the world. I would hear "You should signup for a smaller marathon to see if you like running that distance" I will give those people credit, they were right in a way. I totally bombed NYC if you look at my time of 4 hours and thirty minutes but I believe that running NYC made me fall in love with running. If it weren't for NYC I don't think I would be on my way towards running a 50k. No matter what I do as I runner I will never forget November 3rd, 2013, the day I fell in love with running and the day I proved to myself I can do anything with diabetes!!