"It's a Gas Fest!"
I LOVE THIS MAN!
We made a pit stop at 55km to have a snack and refill on water. I bought a package of mini cucumbers which I shoved in my jersey pockets and munched on for awhile. Fun ride food because it’s tasty, crunchy and juicy. It just didn't pack a lot of calories.
We made it to Lake Erie this time. It smelled really bad for some reason. We found a nice spot to relax by the water and take a break.
Sitting on cow manure outside of the store feeling totally defeated.
Back in town we had 6km to go while we sat at a Starbucks so I could have a desperately needed coffee kick. It was hard but I convinced him that we just go the fuck home and call it a day. We had nothing to prove. 155km or 161km? Who cares!! My BG tanked hard for the first time all day. I over-bolused the crackers and hummus. So we slowly rolled the 1km home. Ryan iced his knee, I sat on ice.
Trying to get home. Stopped to stretch
We both had SO much energy but something was wrong with his leg. I even had enough in the tank to sprint down the escarpment (my favourite climb) at 150km into the ride. Yeah I was trying to get a Strava segment even though I was exhausted. We cleaned the apartment and had cold showers. We've had no hot water at our apartment for a few days. That's what you get for renting a shit hole I guess.
My diabetes was absolutely stellar. I reduced my morning Lantus from 16 to 10 units and took half my breakfast bolus. I didn't have to eat a shit ton of gels and chews to keep my beeg up. I drank like 6 bottles of water and 2 bottles of HoneyMaxx. I stayed in the 6’s (120’s) most of the day which made me a very happy girl. I had the one low at the end while sitting at Starbucks but not a single high or low for the rest of the night – all night! I reduced my pm Lantus from 10 to 6 units to prevent overnight lows which would be imminent had I taken a regular dose.