I rode for about 40 minutes--approx. 3.5 miles. The endorphins that come with exertion and the wind blowing through my hair as I soared downhill...all translates into HAPPY!
My bg at start was 143 (took less fast acting insulin in the AM in preparation. I stopped when bg was 109 and trending down--right before lunch. Took a little less fast acting at lunch and had some fresh squeezed carrot juice as well...bg was right around 100 until 5ish, and then it headed down pretty fast. 60 at 5:30...seemed like I was snacking through the evening to get it above 100 before going to bed. I don't really want to take less lantus, so I think I will cut back on fast-acting even a little more.
The ride took me a little over the edge of what my adrenals can do graciously, but I recovered within 24 hours. I will just keep building my endurance through exercise, and get myself a bike with higher handlebars to help keep my back erect aka Townie I looked at the recumbent bike @YogaO...it is SO different than what I'm used to, I would need to try it out before committing to a purchase...who knows, though, maybe I'll find a way to do that
This was the first bike ride, but--for sure--it won't be the last.
I have a short video clip of me right after I got on the bike, but the file isn't authorized for this forum. You can find it here on Facebook if you'd like to see it Speed Demon!