11/15/2020 – “33 Death Workout”

A special challenge for my 33rd birthday

Run & Strength

  • 6:12 am, SG 237, Start Challenge, Part A
    • 3.33 Mile Run,
      • 16g carb @ mile 2, Set Temp Target
    • 33 Squat Jacks
    • 33 Jump Lunges
    • 33 Burpees
    • 7:16 am, SG 127, 3.33 Mile Run
      • 6g carb @ mile 1.5
      • 6g carb @ mile 2.25
      • 6g carb @ mile 3.33
    • 33 Squat Jacks
      • 6g carb
    • 33 Jump Lunges
    • 33 Burpees
      • 6g carb
    • 8:18 am, SG 90, 3.33 Mile Run
      • 8:37 am, End Temp Target
    • 0.02 Mile Run (to officially hit 10 miles), 0.3 U correction
    • 33 Squat Jacks
    • 33 Jump Lunges
    • 33 Burpees
      • 6g carb
  • 9:16 am, SG 80, Start Challenge, Part B
    • 11 DB close grip pushups
    • 16 DB thrusters
    • 11 DB bicep curl
    • 16 DB bent over high row
      • 2 min rest
    • 11 DB close grip pushups
    • 16 DB thrusters
    • 11 DB bicep curl
    • 16 DB bent over high row
      • 2 min rest
    • 11 DB close grip pushups
    • 16 DB thrusters
    • 11 DB bicep curl
    • 16 DB bent over high row
  • 9:30 am, SG 118, Start Challenge, Part C
    • 33 table top crunch
    • 33 reverse crunch
    • 11 weighted crunch
    • 16 bicycle crunch
    • 33 sec alt forearm plank
      • 2 min rest
    • 33 table top crunch
    • 33 reverse crunch
    • 11 weighted crunch
    • 16 bicycle crunch
    • 33 sec alt forearm plank
      • 2 min rest
    • 33 table top crunch
    • 33 reverse crunch
    • 11 weighted crunch
    • 16 bicycle crunch
    • 33 sec alt forearm plank
  • 9:48 am, SG 144, Start Challenge, Finisher
    • 11 Ab Rollouts
  • 9:49 am, SG 144, Finish Workout, 0.6 U correction
  • 10:19 am, SG 135, 30 Mins Post Workout, Exit Automode

Tomorrow is my 33rd birthday and because I’m completely out of my mind, I asked Marty to make me a workout to celebrate (tomorrow is a pretty busy day for me so I tackled it a day early). Marty really puts a lot of thought into his workout plans so you’ll notice everything ties to 33 (my age), 11 (the month I was born) or 16 (the day I was born). It was also a killer workout (see above). I was talking to my brother about it yesterday and I said, “I think Marty is trying to kill me.” This morning, he texted me,

“Have fun with your death workout!”

Well, it didn’t kill me so I guess Marty will have to try harder next year. When I started the first run this morning, it was 30 degrees out and raining. Then I ran back up the two flights of stairs to our apartment and did my squat jacks, jump lunges and burpees. When I went out for my second run, the rain had stopped but the wind picked up. It felt much better than the first run even though the route had a lot more hills. When I finished, I ran back up the stairs of our apartment again for more squat jacks, jump lunges and burpees. By the time I left for run number three, the temperature had risen to 40 degrees but the wind had really picked up (14 mph)! My cheeks were bright red from wind burn by the time I was done running. I stopped my watch to make sure it read 3.33 and then started it again for a few more steps to make sure I got credit for running 10 miles today on my Garmin. Then I did another round of squat jacks, jump lunges and burpees, which were getting pretty tough by the end.

After I finished that part of the workout, Marty planned a strength set, an ab set and a finisher. That is when things really started moving. I finished those sections relatively quickly compared to the first but I’m guessing the second two will likely be the cause of any muscle soreness I feel tomorrow. All in all, definitely a fun one to conquer and celebrate my birthday!

My blood sugar was a bit of a rollercoaster today but almost completely in range during my workout. I did spike high while I was sleeping last night so technically I was out of range when I started the workout but it came down quickly (a little too quickly) as soon as I started running (and stayed in range for the rest of the workout. When I was 2 miles in, I saw 145 with three arrows down. I knew I needed enough carbs to slow the drop and fuel the rest of my workout so I had 16 jellybeans. Yes, 16, in one shot*, which is way more than I normally do at one time but I factored in a few things. I knew I would be working out for a few more hours. I knew I needed extra to prevent a low and funish my current run. I also knew automode had increased (and maxed out) my basal rate for the past few hours so I had extra basal insulin dropping me even more. Also, it was at this point I remembered to set my temp target.

For the rest of the workout, I just had a few jellybeans whenever I started trending down or preemptively to fuel upcoming cardio. I ended my temp target when I was done with the cardio and exited automode after my post workout shower to prepare for lunch and the rest of my birthday festivities we have planned for today. Working out with T1 isn’t always easy, but you can always make adjustments to make it work.

Happy Sunday Diabuddies! Stay Strong!

*I had 52g of carb to fuel today’s workout. Often I hear other T1s complain ‘why bother working out if you have to eat all of those calories to maintain normal blood sugar levels?’ Im going to ignore all of the other benefits to exercise for a moment and just focus on calories/weight loss. Using today as an example, I ate roughly 234 calories to keep my BGs stable. According to my Garmin, I burned over 1,400 calories during my workout today. Not bad math in my opinion! 😉

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Published by Jenny Nat

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