Diabetics who run Marathons!


Diabetics who run Marathons!

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Comment by acidrock23 on April 6, 2012 at 8:00pm
Way to go DrSoosie and offroadaction too! I look forward to reading how it goes for you!
Comment by offroadaction on April 6, 2012 at 9:31am
Drsoosie, that is awesome! What a great goal... You will be hooked after this!
Comment by offroadaction on April 6, 2012 at 9:30am
Last Sunday I ran 40km to celebrate my 40th birthday. After a week of sunshine, I woke up to sleet, snow, rain and wind. Since I am a slow runner, my goal was 5-5:30. I did the first 20km by myself in 2:20 and was joined by others along the last 20. Some ran the last 20 with me, others 10, 7, and 5. Some also biked it. At the end, there was 14 of us. I finished in 5:16 and could not have done it without my friends. The last 5km was hard! It is times like this that you realize how much you rely on friends some times! Some of my best friends I met through running...

As for my blood sugars, they stayed pretty consitant. Better than my training runs. I attribute this to my friend following along with food, gels and water.
Comment by type1soccer on April 6, 2012 at 8:38am

good luck . great present to yourself

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 :)


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