Diabetics who run Marathons!


Diabetics who run Marathons!

Diabetics who run Marathons!

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Comment by drsoosie on April 6, 2012 at 8:18am

I am running my first half marathon tomorrow. I am nervous and excited. I have to say I do think since becoming a T1 diabetic at the ripe old age of 46 spurned me on to do this. I am doing this in honor of my big 50 birthday on Monday...a gift to myself. I will let you all know how it went!

Comment by acidrock23 on March 24, 2012 at 2:27pm
Great job and nice result Dane! I ran 10 miles in Carlsbad, CA today and have a tremendous respect for those of you who've run a full marathon on these crazy hills here! I'm utterly drained as I was up 23 hours yesterday and only slept 5 hours when we finally crashed but I forgot CGM sensors and really wanted to get at least one longish run in before the one I'v got plugged in bites it.

I agree it's fun to meet people. I ran into a few other T1 people at the race. The Insulindependence people were noticeable.
Comment by Dane on March 24, 2012 at 1:30pm

Happy to say I got a new PR in the Race for Research Half Marathon in Port St. Lucie, FL today (1:54.15). Checked my sugar while running and it was 105...up to 150 shortly after of the race. Everything is normal now and feeling well. I have my last half of the Florida season in April before focusing on the Chicago Marathon. I really hope to meet some Diabetic Marathoners (I know I will meet Acid in Chicago)!

Comment by Jerry Nairn on March 18, 2012 at 10:56am

Thanks for the good thoughts, acid, but I have just taken a new job in Southern California, Westlake Village to be exact. I spent the past week working out here while my wife was back in Chandler, AZ packing things up. This weekend I'm here in SoCal renting something so that the following weekend we can move.
So I am bailing out on the Death March. It's going back onto the "someday" stack.
I believe kudos are due to nel and dane, but I'm not clear on the Jeff reference.

Comment by acidrock23 on March 18, 2012 at 6:18am

Who is Jeff? Did I miss somebody? I try to keep up... I appear to have missed Dane too. I don't want to say good job about a "face plant" though?

Jerry's "heavyweight" race is coming up and I want to wish him a good time lugging his pack for 26.2 miles!!

Comment by Mike on March 18, 2012 at 5:36am

Nice Job Jeff :)

Comment by acidrock23 on March 17, 2012 at 3:06pm

That looks like a great race Nel! I ran a PR in a 5K today. I did a couple of weeks of hard intervals on the treadmill and 5K "long runs" on the weekend and got my time down. I also put 10 more lbs on the weights for knee extensions.

Comment by nel on March 17, 2012 at 2:02pm

Participated in the Great Aloha Run, Feb 20 , 8.15 miles , Honolulu ; signed up the day following our arrival in Waikiki , without training and was unconcerned how long it would take before I crossed the finish line...over 29,000 participants from Elite runners to babes in buggies ...a fund raiser for non profit organizations in Hawaii

Comment by Dane on March 11, 2012 at 6:36pm

I ran my first half marathon when my brother ran his first full. We were celebrating our both putting prostate cancer behind us! It was a very special and emotional day! Now we will be running together for my first full in Chicago this October. I will be looking through this site for help in controlling my diabetes while doing the extra long distances. Good luck to you and your brother...I hope to hear about your success!

Comment by Dane on March 11, 2012 at 6:21pm

Took a nice face plant 2.5 miles into my 11 miler yesterday while visiting my in-laws in Ft. Myers...scraped up my hands and got a nice strawberry on my chin! The good news is not only did I finish the run but I ran with my glucometer for the first time and had a good blood sugar one hour into my run.


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