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Comment by illinoisrunner on October 14, 2013 at 7:07am

(Screaming)
I
DID
IT
!
I wore my pump and just suspended it as I had eaten earlier than normal. I felt great most of the race drinking gatorade at every 2nd or 3rd stop. I chose water on the others. I did eat the bananas towards the end along with probably 6 gel shots along the way. At 16 I checked and was at 109 so I had two dixie cups of gatorade and kept moving. I did get tired at 21 and had to walk here and there as my legs felt like they were disconnecting from my body :)
But, in the end my last mile was slow pace and I did it. What an experience! I may stick to halves from now on but at least I know I can do it. At 37 years old this is the most fit I have ever been in my entire life. I am actually looking forward to cross training on thursday and a short run on Friday. For now, Rest. Thanks for this thread. You have all helped me very much and have inspired me to get better control of this disease. My current goal now? To get my a1-c to 6.5. It is down to 7.8 now and 3 months ago it was 9.5 :(
Thank you.

Comment by acidrock23 on October 10, 2013 at 7:03pm

I saw it was supposed to rain Sunday earlier in the week but then it switched to rain Saturday! I hope you have a great race and bring your pump, you can always turn basal to zero but the beer at the end seems to be 312, which is pretty carby and, if nothing else, it (and really, anything else...) will taste pretty good!! Have a great run!

Comment by illinoisrunner on October 10, 2013 at 6:57pm

That's cool! I was interviewed on the phone yesterday about running with Cellmates on the Run this weekend. Wish me luck gang and thanks for the tips. I think I will be good. I have my plan (with my pump) and I promise to stop and check my BG a couple times. Headed for Chicago early on Saturday to the expo and I will be ready Sunday bright and early. I will check back as soon as I can when it;s over. 26.2 I got you.

Comment by acidrock23 on October 9, 2013 at 6:56pm
Fall is great and winter is rough.

I got interviewed for the marathon broadcast by the local TV station today. I mentioned you guys bit I dunno if it will ale the cut bit I got in a good bit about diabetes and running and all that.
Comment by Brian on October 9, 2013 at 6:51pm

Things I love about October.
1. I'm in the best shape of the year.
2. It's race season.
3. When breathe in I feel like can take in twice as much oxygen.
4. I feel good
5. I sleep well
6. I eat well
7. I run fast!
8. Fall colors, Hoodies, Halloween & creepy stuff :)

Hopefully, I keep running consistently through the winter months...I tend to slack off until spring then it all starts again.

Comment by Brian on October 8, 2013 at 2:49pm

hey all if you get a chance check out the blog that I've been working for Run.com. The main blog site is http://blog.run.com There are also blog sites for each store on the site under the Stores menu ex. http://blog.run.com/new-york-running-company/

Comment by wayna on October 7, 2013 at 1:36pm

Chrissy, good job on the running. Type 2 here as well I fight with the munchies as well after a long run.. I try to keep the carbs on the clean side. Meaning if it comes from a box I try not to eat it.. it is working working on this for the last serval months. I can say that the candybar I would have reached for now my body is liking the protien shake or somthing healthy to eat. you will lose the weight keep the running up you will make it to the half and then to a full.

Comment by Brian on October 7, 2013 at 9:42am

I've been running with a water bottle which I usually hold in my right hand. In the past, this has been fine but lately I'm getting some shoulder/neck pain. I'm guessing it's from holding the water bottle on runs. I'm not a fan of wearing a pack or waist belt but I may have to find an alternative. Anyone else have this problem? Suggestions?

Comment by Joe_h on October 7, 2013 at 7:21am

hi chrissy congrats on taking control of your sugars and good luck on your 5k this weekend. 5 miles in an hour is a great job. my advice would be to find a training plan that works for you and follow it. couch to 5ks are good, runnersworld.com has some i'm sure and so do halhigdon.com. find a race you want to train for set a goal then follow the plan to get you there.

post race - I would try to avoid the Gatorade/bagels ect unless your glucose meter tells you are too low. but you can find low carb substitutes for food that tastes good - powerade zero has no carbs, Michelob ultra is a lower carb beer. I like something with lots of protein after a race to help my legs recover quicker like muscle milke LITE which is lower in carbs.

Comment by JiMMy on October 3, 2013 at 2:11am

I've had to give up wearing my G4 sensor for my Dexcom this summer. I'm a heavy sweating person when I run. I've tried IV prep and similar products. Tape. Etc.... but 2 out of 3 times the sensor falls out by the time I'm hitting miles 5 to 7. Thankfully I've felt or witnessed it falling. So I've not lost my sensor yet. But with training for the Twin Cities Marathon I've just decided to suspend using it till mid October. I don't have the same issue with my inset for my pump. I've always thought the Dexcom needs to upgrade what they use to be more aggressive.

 

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