Yesterday was an incredible day for so many reasons. I got to meet-up again with my very special friends, Carmela and her family - Nicole, Phil, and Jojo.
Race day is special. The miles strip away your veneer. Mile after mile, layer are peeled off. When it’s over, nothing is left but your bare soul. At that point you can share so much from your heart.
If only we could always share in such a way - when filtering your emotions feels like it would take too much energy, so you open your heart and let it speak for you instead of speaking from your mind.
I cherished the time we had after the race to talk!
I got a BQ yesterday.
Because I told myself to.
On the course, around the midway point, there was a sign that said - Remember your “why”
I had mine written on my pod. This was Carm’s day.
I knew my “why”.
I haven’t crunched my numbers yet, but I had 75 grams for breakfast, and averaged about 44 grams per hour fueling the race, which is right in the middle of the desired fueling range for carbs during an endurance run.
BG’s were 64 at the gun, and 91 at the finish. They ranged from 58-122 during the race.
Just boring diabetes stuff there.
A special thanks to my wife Leslie, who is incredible with managing logistics. How is it I get to the race, flights booked, hotel reservation, car rental, and always have all the carbs and water I need? It’s all her.
And also I want to say a special thanks to @daisymae for her pre-race prayers, @T1Allison for her support and frequent sanity checks during the weeks leading-up, and to @LarissaW for knowing that the best way to get me to do something is by saying the magic words - “you can’t…”. (Not that she thinks I can’t, she just knows that it’s what I need to hear more than anything else.)
@Nicole, it was so awesome to see all of you yesterday! It was wonderful to talk with and see your adorable young ones.
The best post-race recovery in the world are the chats with the sweet little ones and seeing their smiles.