3/30/2020-Run + Strength

Outdoor Run +

Lower Body

  • 5:50 pm, BG: 102, Set temp target for 1 hour
  • 6:29 pm, BG: 99, Start run, 1 gummie
    • 3.11 mile run
  • 6:56 pm, BG: 67, End run, 1 gummie
  • 7:17 pm, BG: 65, Start workout, , 1 gummie mid-workout
    • 3 x through the following:
      • 20 band monster walks
      • 20 weighted single leg dead lifts
      • 20 weighted pistol squats
      • 10 band squats
    • 1 min weighted hip bridge
  • 7:45 pm, BG: 60, End workout
  • 8:17 pm, BG: 83, 30 Minutes Post Workout

Today my distance goal bumped up for my streak so for the next two weeks I’ll have either a 3 mile run or a 9 mile bike each day. Today, I went for a 5k (3.1 mile) run through my hilly neighborhood. The roads were a little wet because it rained earlier but it was warm enough (in the 50s) to finally break out my running shorts. Since it was just before sunset, it was also a beautiful time of day to run!

My BG management wasn’t the greatest today. I had a pretty protein heavy lunch (salmon) but I also gave myself a fair amount of insulin to avoid a huge spike from that so I was hanging a bit lower than I like than I like pre-run and slowly trending down. I set a temp target about 40 minutes prior that would last about 20 minutes into my run and had a gummie as I walked out the door. I noticed I was dropping more quickly than I wanted so I sprinted up the hill and crossed my fingers that some adrenaline might raise my BGs a bit. No such luck, my BGs kept slowly drifting down with a low of 60 by the time I was done my strength block. I actually sat down and check with my meter mid-workout to see which way I was trending and got a unicorn (where my BG and sensor matched) of 60, meaning I was stable. 60 is not a place you want to be stable at*, you want to be climbing back to normal. I had another gummie, normally this would be more than enough to bump me back to a good place but I was still at 60 when I finished my workout. My BGs didn’t normalize until about 30 minutes after I was done. This is why I think morning workouts are generally easier, there are just too many variables in the evening. Now, I just need to actually get out of me when my alarm goes off!

*Marty was with me the whole time coaching me and making sure I was safe but I definitely wouldn’t recommend working out while low.

The content on this site is not intended to be medical advice. Always consult your doctor before beginning a fitness regimen or adjusting your diabetes management strategy.

Published by Jenny Nat


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