On Wednesday I caught the office cold that was going around and had to skip the run and swim Coach had scheduled me to do. In order to get all my workouts in for the week I had to triple up yesterday. As you can imagine the thought of 3 separate workouts in one day had me terrified; anytime I've tried this in the past I have failed miserably and ended the day frustrated at diabetes and what the disease has done to my ability to perform as an athlete. Thursday, I was determined to try it again.
I got into work about an hour early so I could hit the gym at 9:50 for my run.
Breakfast: Banana in a soy protein shake with a tablespoon of almond butter - 35 grams of carbs. Basal rate turned down to 5% at 8am.
Pre workout: Clif Bar
Pre workout blood sugar: 245 - guess I went a little crazy with the food but I wasn't too worried.
Exercise: 3.2 miles in 30 minutes at an incline of 1% (easy pace run). No nutrition during run.
Ending bs: 97!!!!!
Alright first workout was down 1 for 1 and off to a great start. I had 1/2 a clif builder bar to recover and ate a turkey sandwich for lunch. At 3pm I picked up a yogurt parfait from Starbucks (the strawberry banana one is freaking awesome) and then had the other 1/2 of my clif bar on the walk to the gym at 4:20 pm.
Pre workout bs: 185
Exercise: 1/2 hour swim, with 6 kick switch drill
Ending bs: 89
Now we're two for two with one workout to go. I've been having a tough time getting used to the steeper seat angle on my bike and Thursday's spin was going to be my most challenging with the new fit. On the way home I pounded a muscle milk and had a clif bar on the subway. I set my bike up on the trainer and:
Pre workout bs: 117 - had some accelerade and 3 glucose tabs
Exercise: 1 hour trainer ride at intervals of increasing difficultly - really tough spin
Nutrition: 2 accel gels, first gel ingested 10 minutes into ride, 2nd gel at 35 minutes into ride
In Exercise BS: 30 minutes into ride - 145; 45 minutes into ride - 89
Ending BS: 104 (170 30 minutes later)
I did it - 3 for 3, the first time I've been able to accomplish that; I have no idea how my bs will react today with all the exercise yesterday and I had to turn down a trip skiing for fear of how my bs would be (want to hit the slopes in a low key way so I can figure all my pump needs out without slowing people down). But I'm thrilled that I was able to go 3 for 3 yesterday - have 2 more workouts today hopefully I'm just as successful.