Proud.

Day 4 of Diabetes Month Photo-a-Day is “Proud”.  I think that people who live with diabetes (and our awesome Type 3-ers) have a lot to be proud of every day.  This isn’t an easy disease to manage.  We constantly have to juggle, do math, chase highs and lows, etc.  It can be exhausting and every day is a victory!

But for the purpose of this Photo-a-Day entry, I want to share a picture of me after one of my training runs.  I have completed two half marathons – The Virginia Beach Rock N Roll in September 2010 and the Flying Pirate (Outer Banks) in April 2011.  Granted my times were pretty pathetic (Running is so not my thing) but I did it, managed my blood sugars along the way, and got the medals to prove it.  I think this goes to show that even people who aren’t the best athletes can set a physical goal and achieve it.  Thumbs up to you!

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After one of my training runs for the Flying Pirate Half – notice I’m wearing my Rock N Roll half shirt? (Also, can I move back to the Outer Banks? Oh how I miss living on the water…)

HOB = Hubs On Board.

The Hubs and I email pretty frequently throughout the day.  On Friday afternoon, I was emailing him about some of the comments I received on my most recent Friday Fives post encouraging me to take a pregnancy test due to my wonky sugars.

Me:  Some of my internet friends are encouraing me to pee on a stick.  You’d die.

Hubs:  No, I would not have a premature death.

Me:  You’d poop your pants.  

Hubs:  I would not lose control of my bowels.

Me:  You’d vomit.

Hubs: I would not have an upset stomach.

So perhaps if I was pregnant, his level of freak out would be minimal.  We aren’t planning on trying for some time, gotta get the A1C in check, so it would be quite a shock.  I really do not think I am as we take proper precautions, I think I just had a really bad couple of diabetes days.

Still, he makes me giggle.  I kinda like him.

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