Feeling alive at five!!!!!

I spend most of my days indoors in an office.  The office has a nice view but its indoors and well its boring most of the time.  As I left my office today, Friday, it started to rain.  No, let me re-phrase that, it poured and pelted.  I wait beside my bike for a bit and it finally let up enough for me to get on my way.  It was also fairly cold 50 degrees or so.  As it let up I got on my bike with my raincoat zipped up and my laptop secure inside the paniers. My helmet on of course.  About 5 minutes into my journey it started to pour again.  I guess I was following the storm.  I stopped and put my hood up under my helmet and started off again.  As I was riding in the cold miserable rain,  I couldn’t help but think how awesome it was that I was outside and facing the elements, finally feeling alive.  From eight + hours of boring mundane work into half hour of peddling through the city being peletted by cold rain, I wouldn’t have it any other way.

In other news, an update on my training plan for the NY marathon in 2 weeks?!!!! Yikes. I have run a grand total of 3 miles since the Chicago marathon.  Ooops!  I did, however, do a myriad of other “good for me activities”  squeezed between long hours at work.  I swam twice, I did a bootcamp, I did pilates, I had a massage, and I had ART done on my hammies and foot.  I have to say, it feels good. 🙂 Tomorrow morning I plan on running about 8 miles to the gym then bootcamp.  I’ve been fairly successful at keeping to the Paleo diet with only one slip up at work when someone brought in chocolate cake for a birthday, I had a really teeny piece.  We made some good dishes early in the week – butternut squash soup and a shredded chicken soup which was great. I had a really intense high blood sugar Thursday morning which brought me to my knees…I was taking a Dexcom break and I guess I paid for it.  New sensor has now been started and the receiver will be placed close to my head so that I can hear the blasted alarm screaming YOU ARE OVER 300 WAKE THE F*CK UP!!!!!!

Have a good night and great weekend everyone!!!!


About Gillian

I am a type 1 diabetic diagnosed at the age of 30. I run marathons, participate in bike races , ironman triathlons and everything in between.
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