Wednesday, September 17, 2008
Lows: Why Don't They All Feel This Way?
Ran/walked 2.5 miles tonight.
Started out with a blood sugar around 221. I thought I'd jog and see what would happen.
Attached my dorky-but-effective fanny pack around my waist. I carry a juice box, my meter, my cell phone, money, my license and my insurance card, along with my keys.
Started jogging, took a few minutes to warm up. Ran straight for about one and a quarter miles, then stopped briefly at my turn-around point, stretched for a minute, then continued running.
Stopped to walk after about two miles.
Felt fine walking--a bit out of breath and tired, but otherwise ok.
Started jogging again and let my mind wander about work stuff for a bit. Felt nice to concentrate on something other than assorted aches and pains.
By the time I approached my neighborhood and house, I felt great--arms pumping, legs striding, feeling no leg or hip pain. Going faster than I've gone before.
Maybe this is what they mean about the adrenalin of a runner's high?
Stretched a bit in my driveway, felt good.
Came inside, said hi to Mr. L and Baby L.
Tested my sugar at 39.
Tested again: 36.
Felt really fine, like I could run even more.
Instead drank two juice boxes and marveled at how good going low felt.
I was up to 124 in a few minutes.
I've also had odd dreams when going low, and once thought up a brilliant idea for a short story all while being low.
So are your insulin reactions ever as pleasant as mine was tonight?