Mental Health Run
- 6:12 am, BG: 126, Start run
- 6:30 am, BG: 132, Automode exit
- 6:42 am, BG: 126, End run, 0.5 U correction
- 7:12 am, BG: 108, 30 Minutes Post Workout
Today was supposed to be a rest day for me because I had some tough workouts on Wednesday* and Thursday** this week but when I woke up this morning, my mind was already racing a million miles a minute. Running is my favorite tool to fix a busy mind so instead of resting, I went out for an easy solo run to clear my head. I didn’t look at my watch or worry about pace and it was glorious. I felt so much better by the time I got back home. After my run, I did my morning meditation as well and after that I felt like a whole new woman, ready to take on the day!
Luckily, my blood sugar cooperated this morning! No reduced basal, no carbs, just 100% fueled by the dawn phenomenon. I actually took my pump out of automode part of the way through my run to get my basal insulin flowing again*** to avoid the post workout spike and then gave myself a small correction right after the run. It worked perfectly and my blood sugar was super steady all morning! Happy Friday!
*Wednesday: 1 minute Bodyweight Squats, 1 minute Plank Walkout w/ Push up, 5 Push ups w/ Resistance Band, 10 Tricep Dips, 5 Push ups w/ Resistance Band, 10 Tricep Dips, 5 Push ups w/ Resistance Band, 10 Dumbbell Overhead Press, 5 Push ups w/ Resistance Band, 10 Dumbbell Overhead Press, 1 Rep Push up Challenge – 1 push up – 1 min 20 secs (40 sec down, 40 seconds back up), 5 Pull ups, 10 TRX Reverse Fly, 5 Pull ups, 10 TRX Reverse Fly, 5 Pull ups, 10 Resistance Band Pull Apart, 5 Pull ups, 10 Resistance Band Pull Apart, 1 min ISO hold pull up, 1 min Plank w/ Arms on Stability Ball, 1 min Crunches, 1 min Plank w/ Arms on Stability Ball, 1 min Crunches, 1 min Plank w/ Arms on Stability Ball, & 1 min Hollow Hold
**Thursday: Running – 1 mile warm up, 5 x 30 sec Hard/30 sec Easy, 5 x 60 sec Hard/60 sec Easy, 5 x 30 sec Hard/30 sec Easy & 0.5 mile cool down.
***Since I was close to 120 (automode’s target BG) and trending down, it would have stopped my basal insulin and caused a rise after my run. It’s all about timing!
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