Getting into a habit

I don’t mean a nun’s habit. Cross-dressing has never been my thing. I mean one revolving around sport and exercise to help me lower my sugar levels.

Went to the gym on Wednesday and did the stair climber for 30 mins then a 15 minute run. Was quite sufficient having not done any exercise for errr, too long. A few weeks. I’d just got into a lazy mode. Felt a bit of a twang in my left knee so 45 mins was quite OK.

Then on Thursday I resumed my running with Matlock Athletic Club. I’m so intermittent here. No, in fact my attendance has not been exemplary. It really is good fun but this time last year I found I was really improving and kinda fell off the radar. Perhaps I’d felt I’d already achieved. It was a good distance. I’m always one of the slowest runners and Emily, a newbie, and me found ourselves alone after not too long. Here’s the link from my Garmin: MAC Flash Dam run. As you can see we’re pretty pacey!

However, literally bang on halfway round I had a hypo (3.8 / 68.4). I wolfed down a Power Gel and spent the return leg jogging very slowly and walking. Adding insult to injury my knee was also playing up again. I reckon having done bugger all exercise for (ahem, cough, cough) four weeks I was putting a lot of strain on my legs doing a 15km run straight off. Disappointing. Emily and I have promised to keep up our attendance. Watch this post to see if we do.

When I got back home I was quite high (16 / 288) so only had some soup for dinner and injected rather more insulin than usual to compensate. Within two hours I was feeling a little uneasy, tested myself and was the lowest I think I’ve ever recorded (2.2 / 39.6). Yikes!

Panic, panic. Dash to the fridge: cranberry juice, chocy (I like chocy), gluco gel, sandwiches … a little worrying. Next morning I was about 10 (180). First time I’d used gluco gel. The nurse said it wouldn’t taste so nice, and it didn’t, but hey it worked.

Then yesterday, Saturday, I ran the hash. Nothing to do with tokin’ weed. This is our website: Ashbourne Hash House Harriers and the run at Wetton. Sugars were fine all the way through but obviously wary of events a coupe of days ago. Knee still playing up and walked for some of it, certainly towards the end. You may also want to check out this link for the Hash to know more about it.