- 4:33 am, BG: 131, 0.5 Correction
- 5:14 am, BG: 124, Start strength
- 3 x 12 Stability ball dumbbell low rows/ 12 resistant band curls
- 3 x 12 Hinged reverse grip dumbbell low rows/ 12 resistant band curls
- 3 x 12 Hinged dumbbell reverses flies/ 12 resistant band curls
- 3 x 12 Tricep Dumbbell kickbacks/ 12 resistant band curls
- 5:40 am, BG: 104, 1 gummy
- 3 x 12 Band Lat pull downs/ 12 resistant band curls
- 3 x 12 TRX high rows/ 12 resistant band curls
- 3 x 12 Mini band Y raises/ 12 resistant band curls
- 3 x 12 Bosu ball Dumbbell pull over/ 12 resistant band curls
- 3 x 12 Sumo stance kettle bell up right row/ 12 resistant band curls
- 3 x 12 TRX roll out/ 12 resistant band curls
- 3 x 12 Plank low rows (6 each side)/ 12 resistant band curls
- 6:07 am, BG: 115, End strength
- 6:17 am, BG: 123, Start run
- 6:23 am, BG: 136, 0.3 U correction
- 6:41 am, BG: 115, End run 0.7 U Pre-bolus for breakfast
- 7:11 am, BG: 91, 30 mins post workout
Today I started a bit early to try to knock out my strength block and run before work. If it looks familiar, it’s because it is one of the ones Keith* designed for me. I felt pretty good this morning! I used a thicker (heavier) resistance band for my curls and heavier weights for almost everything else. It’s amazing when you start to see progress from all of your hard work!
After the strength set, I went for a nice shakeout run with my boys. Yesterday I did a short but more intense run so today the focus was to get the heart rate up and the blood flowing a bit before sitting at my desk all day. We ran around our neighborhood and let Miles off leash at the park. I could play tag with those two all day! Too much fun!
This morning the dawn phenomenon started to hit before I even got out of bed. My high BG pump alarm actually woke me up around 4:30 am and I gave myself a quick correction. Since strength days sometimes spike BGs, the last thing I wanted was a dawn phenomenon spike before my workout even started. I went back to sleep for about a half hour and then got up again for my workout. My BGs declined steadily and nicely throughout the first half of my strength session. Since I knew I wanted to do a short shake out run today, and would now have some active insulin onboard for it, I had a single gummy to stop/slow the drop about half way through.
By the end of my strength set, I was trending up again and knew I was ready to run. Mid-run, I was still a bit higher than I wanted to be, especially considering I had active insulin on board so I corrected for the gummy completely (0.3 U). When I got back home, I checked my blood sugars with a finger stick because I wasn’t feeling as high as my CGM was reading. Turns out my sensor reading was pretty off (SG 144 vs. BG 115) so I did a few more finger sticks than normal this morning. Trust but verify! I also wanted to get a bit more insulin flowing for breakfast so I gave myself a nice pre-bolus as well. 30 mins post-run my sensor was finally starting to catch up to my BG and was reading more accurately again. I was thankful since I just put this sensor on yesterday and did not want to have to replace it so soon. Also, I’m totally digging my new sugar patch tape (above) that is covering it and wouldn’t want to waste that either! Overall, not a bad morning. Happy hump day everyone!
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