Thursday, September 1, 2011

O to be Running Again!

The groin... goooood to go!  Finally.

Monday I was able to run on a treadmill for an hour.  While even thinking of the word "treadmill" is painful, I enjoyed each second of it, happy to be running again.  Wednesday I was even able to do speed work.  I could feel the lack of running during the speed work but hey, I can't complain.  I'll tell you what though, I'm glad I waited and didn't push it, excited once again about the half-iron distance race in September.

I was also able to get in a solid ride this morning, 31 miles before work.  I woke up before 5:00am having a pretty high blood sugar from the pizza the night before (even if it was gluten free that cheese sure slowed down the digestion).  

You know that saying, "the night is always darkest before the dawn".  Don't worry it's true, night is pitch black right before the sun comes up.  Still need to get that light and clearer glasses to protect the eyes.  (Note to walkers and runners, wear a light or at least bright clothes!)

The Dexcom (continuous glucose monitor) is working even better than I could have imagined.  Frankly, I love it.  I can now finally see the trends I have only heard about.  Example?  I've already learned the importance of bolusing before a meal.  I can easily see the rise and fall of the blood sugar with a post meal bolus proving an insulin injection isn't just like the body.  A person with diabetes always have to think ahead.  

Swim tomorrow, long ride over 60 miles on Saturday with a ten minute transition run.  Then the longest run in a long time on Sunday, fifteen total miles.  

With the big three day weekend I will be doing an ocean swim on Monday morning in Oceanside.   Same course as before, out and around the Oceanside Pier.  Guess what though?  There have been shark sighting recently in Southern California.  Check out the picture below. 

"It never gets easier, you just go faster."

Greg LeMond

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