From my great workout last night, I woke up at 5am with a low sugar of 56. I drank some juice and waited for it to rise. I had my alarm set for 5:30 anyway to get a run in before my wife had to go to her Pilates class. After waiting 20 minutes, I checked again. It read 77 and I was good to go. I scarfed a half of a Grand’s biscuit down and off I went.
It was a crisp, cool 46 degree morning and the sun was just coming up as I started my run. I love running in cool/cold weather. We don’t get much of it here in the south, so I enjoy it when I can. I put my Nike+ in my pocket so I could focus on just being outside and not worry about my time. When I finished my 2.5 mile run, I checked my sugar again. It was 147. I was a little surprised it was that high, but I do sometimes spike(rise) after exercising (I’m hoping to find a trend with this blog).
I traveled to Louisiana today to spend Thanksgiving with family. My parents had a pre-Thanksgiving celebration tonight and we spent some time with my sister, two of my brothers and their families. After dinner we went around the table and mentioned a few things we were thankful for. When my turn came around, I stated I was thankful for my family, wife and son. I also said I was thankful for a healthy body that I could take care of. Even though being a diabetic can be challenging and frustrating, I’m thankful that I have a working body that I can use to run and exercise. There are many people out there that don’t have that luxury. I’m thankful my disease is manageable and not dibilitating.
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