Here I am hurtling down Sedgewick, en route to a 4:38 finish at the Chicago Marathon today! None of the issues that plagued last year's suckfest, it was a great day to run and I enjoyed about 24 of the 26.2 miles and only had 2 miles of "when is this going to be OVER!", except for the end, when I had enough gas to sprint to the finish!
I also had a great day yesterday, meeting drsoosie and Dane, from http://www.tudiabetes.org/group/diabeticswhorunmarathons for breakfast with Mrsoosie and Dane's brother who are all really cool! We had breakfast (carb loading...) and walked around Grant Park, where the start and finish are chatting away the whole way, D stuff, non-d stuff. It was a good time and pleasant way to relax before the race. Then I came home, family went to meet aunt for dinner and then bounced off the walls. BG wasn't as smooth as last year, I had one big spike after too much Gatorade but no cramps and, amazingly, no chafing!
Your life sounds very fast lane. Truth is you and people like you got me out walking today, small step for other people, huge step for me. Keep it up, you are doing us all good.
Going for a walk *is* exactly what I did a few years ago when I got started, I just started walking around the neighborhood and one step led to another and whatever, 36000 or so today!
Oh aye forgot to say, looking good.
congrats Acid!! You are doing fabulous. I am so proud of you and happy that all went well.
Sounds like a pretty amazing time. Congrats on such a good race.
WOW! Good for you!
congratulations! suckfest, haha!
13 miles of brutal, knee locking cramps. I might've bailed out but my aunt kept me going. Plus, I can guess how that sort of stuff works in Chicago and that the meat wagon would have taken as long as running back to get me to the pickup zone. Which still would have involved a mile hobble the length of the park. So I just ran but it was not fun.
Congrats. You are an inspiration.
Does it look like you were giving out Hi 5's to Spectators ...so cool :) I am too proud of you !!...
I can delete the rest , if not appropiate ...let me know , please !
Both in Victoria and Kelowna BC, Canada had Marathons and shorter runs /walks .Team Diabetes participated in Victoria . What tickled my fancy so to speak, is that a MP from the Yukon did run the Goodlife Fitness Victoria Marathon .Leef, is a Conservative Member of Parliament and the lone federal representative for Yukon.
He'll be raising funds and awareness for the Canadian Diabetes Association, which provides education and support for those afflicted and research into finding a cure.
He has seen the toll the disease has taken on people in towns across Yukon Territory.
"I looked for a particular issue in the Yukon that could benefit from the inspiration of running, and diabetes really hits the northern part of our country hard," said Leef on Friday from Ottawa( our capital ).
"We suffer rates three to four times higher than the rest of the Canadian population," said Leef, a Yukon resident for 30 years.
"Our Aboriginal population, which makes up 25 per cent of the Yukon, really gets hit with that."
While Leef hasn't been touched personally by diabetes, he feels that supporting the cause is one way of supporting the many people who suffer from it.
"It can help to renew their energy in believing that the fight they're fighting is worth it, that the energy and effort they put into it is worth it," he said.
The Association "is just thrilled" that Leef is supporting their fight against diabetes, said Julie Holder, CDA Regional Director.