Today I was riding into work and that familiar low blood sugar feeling set in. I was wobbly and shakey. I left the house feeling fine and I hadn’t over bolused. I had a banana and almond butter and some grapes which in my typical guessing mind would have been at least 35g of carbs. Knowing that I was riding to work and that grapes are pretty high in sugar I bolused for 25g of carbs. I finally had to stop and search my bag for something sugary. I found two marguerita clif blocks in my purse which i quickly ate. Annoyed that i had to eat something when I didn’t want to and that I could barely peddle I started to feel the oh woe is me feeling. Tears even started to well up in my eyes as i struggled to keep peddling and finally pulled over for a few minutes to take a deep breath. I think I am also suffering from the post-ironman blues. All week I’ve been struggling to get to work to sit at my desk and bean count – not very exciting. I finally got moving again which was either a result of knowing that it wasn’t the end of the world OR the clif blocks kicked in. 🙂
Speaking of commutes don’t forget that its bike to work week next week! Lots of fun and lots of free stuff on your commutes!
I know this all too well. And those margarita shot blocks are gross. I learned that the first time I used them for a low.