This picture above does not do it justice.
It was pretty amazing to wake up before the alarm went off, first off.
Then, when I looked out the window to see if it was raining, I saw the moon.
I ate some oatmeal, had good blood sugar numbers and went to do my long run.
I had one of the BEST long runs post-surgery.
6.4 miles in 57:15
I had planned on 7, but at mile 6, my DEXCOM (CGM) started buzzing my hip.
I knew that meant I was falling, fast.
I had some OJ, a whole sleeve of Clif Shot Bloks and hoped my blood sugar would come up.
I stopped at 6.4 and thought all was OK.
I showered, ate breakfast and then the nightmare began.
If y’all want to know what scares me, it’s seeing a 32 blood sugar reading.
At 32, I should be passing out.
The tears start, the panic sets in and I start the horrible process of eating glucose tabs.
Normally, eating a couple tabs isn’t that bad.
They taste like vitamin c chews.
But after the 5 I ate, my BS was still falling.
I was light-headed, shaky and felt like I might actually pass out.
More tears, more panic and calls to the husband to come home, come next.
Poke my finger, test, eat glucose tabs, test, poke my finger, test.
Eat yogurt laced with cornstarch and start praying.
More tears, hubby comes home, more tears, fear of passing out increases.
3 hours later, 17 glucose tabs later, cornstarch laced yogurt and 1/2 gallon of OJ later, my BS evens out.
This is the reality of living with T1D.
Some people might think a morning like that would stop me from running.
The truth is, this could happen and has, even without running.
This disease is twisted.
I will NOT bow down to diabetes.
I will not stop running.
After that morning, I felt like going back to bed.
I had a fun, blog lunch planned at Aioli and I was not about to cancel!
My new & super awesome friend, Nic, was picking me up at noon.
We had the BEST time ever and I’m SO happy I didn’t cancel.
When you have a bad day, being in “community with food” normally ALWAYS makes you feel better.
(especially when eating really, really good food)
After my last post about Aioli, they invited me back for lunch.
Of course I said YES.
Nic had the mushroom pasta, I had to stop him from licking the bowl.
Yup, he ate every last noodle.
He really liked the artichoke app too, even though I had to show him how to eat it.
I enjoyed the mozzarella sandwich and had them add some chicken for me. #delicious
I had to have Nic try The Napoleon dessert.
A HUGE thanks to Chef Johnny for making it for us, even though it’s normally a dinner only thing.
On the way out, we spotted the cutest thing ever…
How adorable are these?!?
Yes, it has been a crazy roller coaster of a day!
Nothing can get me down today though…
I ran a killer run, had an amazing meal and by this time tomorrow…
I will be enjoying a cocktail poolside in St. Lucia.
That will be after my coconut milk wrap and massage….