Trail Hiking and Blood Sugar Readings

April 2nd, 2014

We hiked the San Felasco 5.8 mile loop yesterday. My blood sugars we very low the whole time. I kept yawning and felt low energy while on the trail so I knew something was up.

At the start I was 67. Ate a Cliff Bar. At the halfway point I was 75. Ate half a bagel. And at the end I was 56.

This morning I was at 210 and was 271 2.5 hours later.

Trail hiking affects my blood sugar levels way differently than my running does. It took me nine months to get my blood sugars nailed for marathon running so I’m really not looking forward to my learning curve for this “exercise”.