So here’s what I did today. First of all, I emailed the running guy to see about inclines. Very proud of myself.
About the run… The run was great. The BG left a little to be desired. It was a — NUTHER tricky morning down at the little people factory. I volunteered from 8:30 until 11 and had 3 applesauces between 8:30 and 10:30 (plus a coffee on the way) and didn’t do any insulin for any of it. So to your point that I’m going to be needing less basal with my increased running, I’d say that’s what I’m seeing. Anyway, at 10:30, sitting at lunch with my son and still feeling shaky and low, I sprung for his yogurt. It was 20 grams of carbs, and I had a gut feeling it was overkill but wasn’t sure. I think it was. By the time I got home and ready to run, I was at a 165. That’s not bad, but, at this point, I hadn’t had insulin in hours, and I knew it was still rising. I managed to get on the treadmill by the time I hit a 168, but I was not surprised when, according to my Libre and Dexcom, I continued to rise almost the entire way through the workout. I finally turned at about 3.5 miles in, and I stepped off the treadmill at a 209. In truth, I don’t know that rise was entirely the yogurt. I was at 168 when I started running at almost 11:45 am. I had the yogurt at around 10:45. And I did push today on that run. It was the hardest I’ve run yet since all of the injury downtime stuff. However, with a sloppy blood sugar like that, I know it’s too hard to tell exactly what caused the rise, and I hope to go in calmer on Thursday.
Oh! I also got off to quite a start on my treadmill. I’m smiling now, but it scared me so much I almost turned it off and went outside for the run. I was about 2 minutes into my warm up, running at about a 10 minute mile or whatever, and I was taking off my long sleeve shirt. I put it on the back of the treadmill and started to feel a little dizzy—- so subtle, but it was like i was all of a sudden very groggy. I thought maybe my blood sugar or maybe just got disoriented getting my shirt off. It was getting worse every second though, and I felt like I was going to fall off the back of the treadmill. Like I was running in mud! And couldn’t keep up! And I was literally scooting down the back of the treadmill and getting closer to the end. I looked up at the settings, and my incline was on 12!! So I held it down, of course, until it returned to flat again, but just as soon as I did, I realized the thing was starting to speed up! Again, it took me ALL THE WAY UP TO 12!! I thought I was going to fly off of it. I had to hold on while I tried to get to the buttons to slow it down. Anyway, I think this whole thing lasted maybe a minute and a half or something, but it was startling. I was afraid to take my eyes off the screen the rest of the run. The rest, however, was uneventful and smooth. I finished my 1/2 mile warm up, ran the first mile at 7.0, second mile at 7.3, third at 7.5, and fourth mile at 7.8, then cooled down at a 9 minute mile. RPE was about 7.5– Though the last couple of minutes were maybe 8. Also, I’ve been continuing to check my cadence (and even find times it really starts to dip), and today it was between 92-97 at every check.