Friday, December 14, 2007

My First 3some!!!! (no not that kind)

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.


Shannon said...

Congrats!! It's nice when diabetes behaves itself.

Anne said...

Congrat's! I had a question.. Are you bolusing for the food you eat before you exercise? I assume you aren't from your previous posts but wanted to check. It's amazing how much your BG's drop.

Wingman said...

Anne - no, not bolusing AT ALL for the food I eat before a workout. If I did that I'd be down to a bs of 20 in about 5 minutes, 28 is my personal best so far.

Anne said...

That's pretty amazing. Do you have lows when you aren't exercising? Have you had your c-peptide measured? It's a protein fragment chopped off insulin during production in the body so you'd only have it if you were still producing some insulin. I don't know if it would help you any, but it might at least help explain what is going on when you drop so much. I met another gal at the JDRF ride who has very similar experiences to you.

Wingman said...

Anne - my new endo had me do a full new blood work up; when I was first diagnosed I know my C-peptide result was 0 or negative. Alot of it has to do with my physiology and muscular build and I'm sure my pancrease likes to wake up now and again

Chris said...

Congrats on the 3some. Got to love it when you go all 3 rounds without stopping :) keep up the great work

Amylia said...

Congrats! It sounds like you are working really hard to stay in balance, and I'm happy to hear that it is working. That is no small feat.

Hell, most people would faint at the thought of 3 work-outs in one day, but then you add type 1 diabetes to the mix, and I have to really applaud your courage and determination. And your smarts. It sounds like you really are on the ball.

Like Shannon said, it's nice when diabetes behaves itself, but you're putting a lot of work into it, too, and it's nice to see it working out. (pun intended)