7/14/2020- Run

Exploration run

Part two

  • 6:46 am, BG: 157, Start run
    • 1g carb @ mile 2.5
    • 1g carb @ mile 3
    • 1g carb @ mile 3.5
    • 2g carb @ mile 4
  • 7:34 am, BG: 93, End run, 1 U correction
  • 8:04 am, BG: 120, 30 Minutes Post Workout

Today I went out for another easy explore-the-new-town run. Ended up with about 5 miles, and today the weather was perfect, low 60s and a gentle breeze. There are a few small hills right near our new place but the route today was mostly flat.

When I woke up this morning, I was at 107 so I started to leisurely get ready for my run. A few minutes later, I looked again five minute later and was already at 120. Oh the dawn phenomenon was going to be raging this morning! I started to get ready a bit more quickly and had already hit 157 by the time I ran out the door. About 2.5 miles in, I started to drop slightly and decided to have a jelly bean. I had one every half a mile after that since I began dropping pretty quickly. Then, when I finished, I immediately corrected and pre-bolused for breakfast knowing I had way too many carbs for uch a short run.

The timing worked though. Jelly beans are a quick spike and even if you over do them, they tend to come back down with insulin pretty easily (assuming you aren’t eating other things with them). They definitely aren’t the healthiest emergency food but at 1g carb per bean (jelly belly brand), they are great for micro-adjustments. Not to mention, it’s a fun surprise to see which flavor you get mid-run. Mile three today was buttered popcorn, (yuck!*) but I also got a green apple today, which I love! Overall, not a bad way to start the day!

*I mean, really does anyone actually like the buttered popcorn flavor?? :p

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Published by Jenny Nat


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