DN’s Running and Other Mishaps Thread


@Nickyghaleb could the thumbtack Lancets and wedding rings be @Eric 's version of hillbilly bailing wire and bubblegum? Maybe they are to keep you in one piece until after the race?


Omg. I’m laughing so hard. Just catching up on this thread after the pickup lines thread. So funny! Stocked up on husbands!!! :rofl::rofl::rofl:


The rings are here. THE RINGS ARE HERE, @elver!! 3 rubber wedding rings. 4 until I got one stuck on my finger. Did I need all 4, @Eric?? :grin:


Yesterday feels like 36 months ago now… I’m trying to remember…

I actually have to go look at my post to (get my lies straight) jog my memory. :wink:

So that didn’t help much. I did run it on the treadmill, and because I did that, I’m going to assume it was at the exact pace you had me at.

I do remember. It was all rushed because I had to get to my MRI. Yes, treadmill, yes, 6.5, yes, tired legs, yes… whatever else you were asking. And I’ll try to find a podiatrist tomorrow. My current one knows I’m diabetic. :wink:


And 1 ring to rule them all @Nickyghaleb!

My Precious, the little thief stole my Precious!


And while I’m here, I’ll put up today’s run. I was supposed to do 6 miles at an 8:34 pace, and I don’t even know if that was supposed to be treadmill or not because I had no choice in the matter. Today was another packed one (complete with Lowe’s and a little light shopping :blush:), so I had to get it when it was available. There was still no coffee or carbs or activity going in, and there was still a nice flat 90 for at least an hour prior, but there was NO hour long ZB. Didn’t know I was doing it until it was time to do it, so I shut off the basal as I started.

Starting BG: 90
Mi 1: 92
Mi 2: 98
Mi 3: 93
*.35 unit pump bolus
Mi 4: 67 (think the dip was because the difference in ZB)
Mi 5: 64
Mi 6: 72
*resume basal
*2 units
Half mile walk
BG 108
*1.5 units
BG 158 (about 30 minutes after finishing… just trying to get my banana :angry:)
*1.5 units :angry::angry:

Finally had my banana like 45 minutes after finishing, maybe longer. I never spiked, but I definitely hugged a higher line than usual after my run today, so I haven’t had the chance to get many carbs.

Anyway, RPE was probably a 6.5 (6.5+ for miles 4-6), legs were tired, it was hot outside, and my son tried to tackle me at the start of my sixth mile, which made that one even harder than it already was. Tackle me. My 14 year old. :woman_facepalming: Finished in 50 minutes, and all miles were between 8:11 and 8:28.


You’re going to have to take the whole finger. Got that thing stuck pretty good. :rofl::rofl:

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Bilbo Baggins is heading your way @Nickyghaleb… Be forewarned…

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Put one on each SPIBelt you own. Put it on over the smaller buckle side, and slide it PAST the buckle and onto the elastic part (not the holder compartment).

Notice on the SPIBelt buckle, there is one buckle side that is a little bit smaller. It will barely fit over the smaller buckle. Put in on carefully. Once it is on the elastic part, it does not need to be removed.


You have an extra strip holder. One for your wristband, and the extra one I send you. The strip holder will fit in there perfectly. Put the strip holder on before you load the strips. The ring will take up space for one strip, so this strip holder gives you 9 slots now.

Once it is on there, load it up like this.

ALWAYS remove the strip holder before you wash the SPIBelt, but you can leave the ring on there.

Also, don’t put it in the dryer, that will mess up the ring. Hang it dry.

Now whenever you are running outside you can carry 9 extra strips with you, on any SPIBelt you have. This will be useful for the race.


And you said it wasn’t going to be anything that cool…Do you have any idea how I’ve been carrying my extra strips?? :rofl::rofl:

That’s awesome. Thank you. :heart:


And how do you figure this stuff out?! Because you don’t discover this kind of thing by accident… Like you were accidentally putting the wrong ring on your spibelt one day…

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“Every block of stone has a statue inside it and it is the task of the sculptor to discover it.”

- Michelangelo


Clearly, you only really needed the one ring. image https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/One_Ring

Dang it @elver you beat me to it. :rofl:


Sorry to steal your thunder @TravelingOn. I couldn’t resist though :rofl:

Oops - my inner Hobbit nerd is showing. :crazy_face:


Okay. Got it on, but which way does this puppy face?? Out? Up? Down? Probably not down?

And guess whose spibelt is upside down? :grin:


I wear it with the strips facing up. Like in my picture.

But keep posting pics of your butt and we don’t need to be in a hurry to settle this issue.


I was wondering what goes on in this thread of more than 1k comments and its THIS sorcery that yall are pulling ?!?!




Did my run. It was like a funny run day but mostly without the laughter. Dropped test strips, thunderstorms, meter to the face… it’s actually not really causing laughter now either. Pretty irritating stuff. But it’s done, and tomorrow is my big 11 day (which I would be nervous about had I not done 11 on Monday and know I can do again).

Anyway. Today. Kids are over at the house making my life a mess, so there was no coordinated ZB before my run. There was an accidental one for 45 minutes probably an hour and a half before heading out, but all that did was complicate things a little. Had a coffee at that time— for the low— and ended up spiking before I was ready to go. So I left the house at a 174 and walked the half mile to the path start. 153 at the corner. Rain was in the forecast, but, temporarily forgetting “luck” is not typically on my side, I decided to try it. Made it a half mile before the skies opened up and dumped water on my head. Ran home. Checked on the kids. Jumped on the treadmill. Crazy stuff happened on that treadmill, but between events, I did manage to get my run done.

Second starting BG: 82
Mi 1: 44!! Did not feel that AT ALL
Mi 1.4 (because started to get nervous even though I felt fine) 68 ??
Mi 1:6: test strip explosion
Mi 2: 58
Mi 2.3: —
*Gatorade Prime (nervous still)
Mi 2.5: —
*.1 unit (now nervous about the Gatorade)
Mi 2.9: runaway meter TO THE FACE
Mi 3: 68
Mi 4: 91
*.6 unit
*resume basal
Mi 5: 73 (finish)
Half mile walk and some at 82

RPE (relative perception of excitement and intrigue)
Regular RPE 5.


:rofl::rofl: @LarissaW. It’s not usually this exciting. It’s usually just Eric talking and talking and talking…