Tuesday, January 4, 2011

New Year, New Blog, Diabetic Jock

When I started this blog it was a simple graduate school assignment.  Actually, I didn't want to start a blog at all.  I thought it was just a way for people to brag about things they don't know anything about.  Then I did my three blogs for class and realized, you know, this is actually nice.  

It's nice for a few reasons.  For one, it's good for me to talk about the betes which is definitely something I lacked before.  Secondly, it's a great way to find out information from other diabetics.  I throw out an idea about exercise and the betes and another diabetic from another side of the country has thoughts that they can comment on.  Third, it's a great way for my family that lives across the country to find out my interests and things that are important to me, things I may not otherwise bring up.  Finally, it's going to be great to look back in a few years, in a few decades and think "I'm glad I wrote that down".  

So in the new year I decided to get an actual website, it's only ten (10) dollars a year and is much easier for people to remember than the whole blogspot thing.  Heck, it's easier for me to remember.  I first tried to get "diabetic athlete" but that was taken and one of the suggestions was "diabetic jock".  After (obviously) consulting the beautiful Jamie, I decided to go with it.  

Consequently this blog will still be about my training with the diabetes.  This is the way to document changes in my training and see how my diabetes changes through time.  

Moving forward, it's nice to be back in a regular routine for my diabetes.  No matter how much I love the vacation, nothing serves a diabetic better than being in a their usual ritual.  Wake at X time, eat at this time, workout at this time.  During the vacation my carb eating went up so I had to put my overnight basal rate at 120% to keep it at an even level during the night.  This is something I have never done before which proves I am definitely figuring out more.  Last night I still had it up to 110% but tonight I believe I will let it stand at the normal rate, it's been three days now since vacation ended and this is the typical time that food seems lingers in my body despite training.

Tomorrow, bike ride, no rain scheduled in Southern California finally.  Wake up, 45 grams carb (one scoop accelorade, one scoop maltodextron) lower the basal to 80% and ride.  

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