Everyone can use an excuse to wear weird costumes and coat their face with face-paint. Why else would football and Halloween exist? My school provides another such excuse: a tradition we call Gold Rush Daze. It happens once every four years. The campus is divided into two teams, Red Lightening and Green Thunder. For a month or so leading up to Gold Rush Daze, students decorate the campus and attend pep rallies, make Gold Rush memes and videos, and generally display senseless, inexplicable team loyalty. The day of Gold Rush, classes are canceled and everyone on campus pretends to be a high schooler away for summer camp as they participate in a day of fun events and really weird competitions. We enjoy games, skits, wearing superhero costumes and watching usually dignified faculty members dye their hair their chosen team’s color.
Guess what team I was on?
I was tired at the end of the day (hence, no update on Tuesday), but I still went jogging! And guess what?
I met my goal! Yay!!
Pre-workout blood sugar: 187 mg/dl
The workout: 5-minute warm-up walk followed by a 3 minute jog, 1:30 minute walk, 5 minute jog, 2:30 minute walk, another 3 minute jog, another 1:30 minute walk, another 5 minute jog. 5 minute cool-down walk.
Post-workout blood sugar: 114 mg/dl
Pre-workout blood sugar: 90 mg/dl
The workout: Same as Tuesday’s
Post-workout blood sugar: 82 mg/dl
This amazingly flat blood sugar pattern was achieved by a 50% reduction in basal rate 60 minutes prior to the jog in conjunction with a few sips of Gatorade during the jog. I’m either getting good at this or I’m getting lucky.