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Neil commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
Neil commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"Today was the day that extra weight was added to the pack. I have forgotten the pains of pack running. Lucky my core muscles are a lot stronger to start off with. My hip muscles are going to take a while to get use to the pack. It seems that the…"
Neil commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"The last few days have been good. Today the start of wearing the pack on the back. Going to start off with 5kg in the pack and then add 1kg every week. I expect to be under 6kg on race day but have learnt I always seem to be more so will rather…"
Neil commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"Well another one of those days. Must have got to about 5km and did not feel to good. Drank more water and said it must be the heat toaday as it was very hot in the sun 50C +. Started to feel even worse and thought this is realy strange. Slowed the…"
Jul 16
Neil commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"Well received the confirmation for the 2 day trail race. Rather expensive at 200 dollars but then it does include 2 x breakfast's and tent so not that bad. Just motivates one to ensure you enjoy it to the max. No PB race this. Will soak up the…"
Jul 14
Neil commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"Well the last few days have been tough running in the dessert the heat has been off the scale and the winds killing. Today been Friday I am just not up tp facing the heated sand blast outside so have decided to take the day off. Rest days are…"
Jul 11
Carlos Candela commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"Jerry, many thanks for the advise. Did few 1.5 downhill milers repeats, but had to run back up the hill. I will definitely keep in mind your strategy to tackle as for this race is mostly finish not PR. Thanks again! Happy Running."
Jul 9
Vanessa commented on Andy's group 'Diabetics who run Marathons!'
"That's interesting that you get lows if you run over 15km - I start to get a cold sensation at about that mark too, which I thought was more to do with fitness on runs that I didn't vary my pace. I might try upping my speed at 14Km to see…"
Jul 8

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January 12, 2007
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At 4:45am on September 22, 2007, Doris D said…
Anderw I just reread my message and yet again I must have been thinking faster than my finger can type! I live in Jackson TN and if you need me you can talk to me at anytime!!! Sorry!!!!
At 9:44am on September 21, 2007, laura root said…
i wouldn't call myself quite a runner-- i'm really slow! but it's been strangely rewarding to train for this half marathon-- it's the applefest in hollis, nh! tomorrow i run 12, and then i am basically going to taper down until the big day!
it's nice to meet someone else who was recently diagnosed... i have just celebrated my 2nd diabetes birthday! it's been quite the learning curve. how are you doing? your a1c is awesome... if only mine could get into the 5s!
At 5:58am on September 20, 2007, Liz M said…
Hi Andy,

I can't believe you were diagnosed in Jan and your A1C is already 5..... what was it at diagnosis? Mine was over 12 and it took several months to get below 7. Sorry about your dad. I think it must be a completely different experience to be diagnosed in 07 - my endo is already talking about a pump running off of a continuous blood glucose monitor. I only know one other diabetic (acquaintance, really) and it is strange - but this site helps a lot.



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