Today was my 6 mile long run for my 1/2 marathon training. What started out pretty good, ended up being a crazy day.
I woke up for my run with a low blood sugar of 61. I drank some juice and got ready for my run. It came back up to 73 and I ate one Eggo waffle with peanut butter and bolused for half the carbs.
I set out to run my 6 miles and felt very good. It was a comfortable 53 degrees. It wasn’t too hot or to cold. I was running hard, but I wasn’t pushing myself. At mile 3, I checked my sugar and it was 110. I felt like that was really good coming off a low and running 3 miles. With one mile to go, Istarted to push myself to finish strong. I ended up running the 6 at an average pace of 9:05/mile.
It had been a few weeks since I’d run 6 or more miles and I really enjoyed it. I think I like running longer distances than 1-3 miles.
I checked my sugar after my run and it was 153. I then fixed myself a protein shake with a banana and peanut butter. I counted the carbs and bolused for my meal.
Everything was pretty good up until that point. I started feeling lethargic and thought my sugar was high around midmorning. I checked to be sure and it was high at 289. I bolused for the correction and carried on with my morning. I never really felt better and checked again before lunch. It had actually gone up to 352!
I was shocked. Why hadn’t it gone down? I was hungry. I’m not usually hungry when my sugars are that high. I checked my sugar throughout the afternoon and it took the entire time for it to come down.
About 4 hours after lunch, my sugar was finally “normal” at 148. About an hour or so later, I started feeling really clammy and began sweating. I new my sugar was crashing. I checked and it had fallen to 53.
Blood sugars with a span of 352 to 53 after a great run makes no sense to me. I did everything right to prevent highs or lows. I just don’t know what happened today?