After yesterdays "freeze my butt off" run I put an extra layer on today. Within the first few minutes I knew I would be too warm but like I said yesterday, I'd rather be too warm than too cold. It was much warmer than it was yesterday morning. I did my usual temp basal goodness and before heading out I had a nice blood sugar of 8.5 mmol/l (153 mg/dl). Maybe it was TOO nice. I have started doing my run in the opposite direction whereas instead of running down a long low slope hill and climbing the stairs at the end I am now starting with going down the stairs and running up this long low slope hill. It's about 25 minutes of running up. This is proving to be really needy on the blood sugar - duh right? At the top of the hill my blood sugar was down to 4.4 mmol/l (80 mg/dl). I still had 25 more minutes before I got home. I had two choices. In my tummitote was a GU gel and a glucose gel. I hesitated and went with the GU gel. mm hmm bad choice. Those things take quite a bit longer to work and even longer if you don't have access to water like I did. 15 minutes later I was down to 4.0 mmol/l (72 mg/dl). I took the glucose gel and then turned off my temp basal. I arrived home at 6.5 mmol/l (117 mg/dl) which is pretty fantastic but I only just got home not too long ago and I suspect that number to go up over the next couple hours. I predict it so I won't be surprised.
It is always an adventure. I found an alternate route home that keeps me off the main roads a even more which makes me a happy runner. I also ran into a deer by the side of the trail and on Friday I saw a fox. I tried to get a picture of the deer on my phone but the camera was all gunky and it didn't turn out. Oh and I lost my house key somewhere along the way. *sigh* It's times like these I'm glad I keep a spare within reach outside of the house.
|Post run garbage. Too many carbs consumed during a work-out!|
Also, I had the Lemon Sublime GU gel and holy crap it tastes JUST like a key lime pie. It was SOO delicious!