Couch to 5K Challenge Day 15: A letter to the outdoor track users


Dear outdoor track users,
I would like you to know that on Thursday, March 21, 2013, I jogged for a solid 20 minutes without walking intervals. You may deem thing accomplishment paltry, especially you leggy guys who are halfway around the track in one stride. I know my strides are smaller than a squirrel’s. I know I  jog more slowly than your grandma. But have you gone from being a complete couch potato to steady jogger before? Were you the one who used to say “I don’t understand how anyone could like jogging?” but now you jog because you like to? Did the campus alumni association have a celebratory feast laid out for you at the end of your jog? (Ok, technically the food was just leftover from the alumni association reception. But I was given leftovers and congratulated on my accomplishment.)

So don’t judge my tiny strides, tall guys. Respect.

[Thursday’s] Workout

Pre-workout blood sugar: 109 mg/dl

The workout: 5 minutes walking for warm-up. 20 minutes jogging. Solid. 5 minutes walking for cool-down.

Post-workout blood sugar: 117 mg/dl

This remarkably steady blood sugar range brought to you by gatorade and blob of peanut butter consumed before the run and the cheese, strawberries, and slice of angel’s food cake I consumed afterwards.




About Nel

As a graduate education student, I've come to the conclusion that teaching requires an addiction to caffeine. My favorite caffeinated beverages are coffee, tea, and diet Coke. And when I was diagnosed with Type 1 diabetes in January 2012, I also came to the conclusion that living requires insulin. I blog about my busy life juggling graduate education courses, a teaching assistantship in my University's English department, and my recent type 1 diabetes diagnosis the The Clumsy Juggler. I do not live in New York City.

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