As I continue to prepare for the upcoming Long Beach half marathon I’ve had to come to grips with a big bummer…the fanny pack. As my training has started to include longer and longer runs (up to 8 miles) I realized I needed to have items with me that will keep me safe while I run. Though I feel good about being responsible, I’m definitely jealous of all those folks who can basically roll out of bed and crank out a run without thinking about all the things we have to digest beforehand. I am reminded of this all too much when I check my bg before heading out for a run and seeing that my level is too low for the upcoming run. To have to head back in for more cranberry juice is definitely a drag but it’s necessary.
It’s pretty amazing to me to think about all of the stuff us diabetics have to do on a daily basis that normal folks have no concept of. What’s even cooler is we plug along doing all of this stuff without skipping a beat.
So, because it will allow me to push myself both physically and mentally, I will continue to wear the fanny pack while I run and not be ashamed or embarrassed by it. But I do promise not to wear it while doing ANYTHING other than running because that would definitely grounds for immediate harassment!