Sooooo it’s been a while. My apologies on that – I started a new job and I’m sure you know how getting into a new routine can be…
I meant to post about my Flying Pig time. I have been running the half marathon since my son was born. My best time was that year….until this year. I beat my PR by 8 minutes!! I was so excited, I could not believe I had not only accomplished that goal, but I had done so with such a large chunk taken off!
I used GU during the race to make sure I didn’t have an issue with my blood sugar (although recently it seems my liver just dumps sugar whenever it wants so I am more than likely running high as opposed to getting too low). I also trained with one day a week just seeing how fast I could run 2 miles. The fastest I did it in was 18:30. For the record I have not been able to recreate that speed.
At the same time, it makes me wonder what exactly my body is doing. I exercise a good amount. I run a half marathon once a year. So how is it that my body doesn’t know how to use insulin? If at 35 it’s forgetful…well we have a problem there now don’t we? Don’t get me wrong, I’m curious. By day I am an analyst – I ask why and find answers in data only to ask more questions and find more answers. I just feel like these answers aren’t straightforward, nor do they make sense.
So of course I start googling (my doctor will probabaly regret taking me as a patient someday due to the questions). I found this new technology where it takes a glucose reading every 5 minutes. Doesn’t that sound amazing? Think of what you could do with that data! Especially paired with a fitness tracker (which I need a new one, mine broke)…think of what you could figure out about how your body works!
Then that leads to the question of if insurance covers it (probably not – they don’t even like paying for the non generic test strips am I right?) which then leads me to wonder what it takes to start an insurance company where the stuff that would help people be proactive would actually be covered….
But that’s probably another topic for another post…
I can see the finish!!