The Adventures of Now

exploring the mix of fun, fitness & health…as a diabetic

Clear headed decision


Ellie Goulding’s “Lights” has been on repeat all day.

Partially because I’ve been playing the Ellie Goulding station at work. I go through phases.

So I’ve read the marathon recaps, I’ve signed up with Teams for Kids and I’ve started to tell my friends and family – I’m committed.  Deciding to run the 2012 NYC Marathon has been one of my most goal oriented, clear-headed and focus decisions ever. Heck it might even be the decision.

I know it’s not going to be easy. In the past 48 hours since confirming my decision my blood sugars have been a mess – almost to spite me. But some how the idea of the marathon makes me want to gain control more than anything in the past. I once had an eye doctor tell me I couldn’t get Lasik until my blood sugars were under control – something I hadn’t been trying to do my entire life or anything. Ok Doc, sure it’s so I can get rid of my contacts that I’ll all of a sudden figure this out, nothing to do with my future health, lifespan or any other threat.

But this challenge (which will be as much as the training and figuring out how this is going to happen as well as the race) will be my chance to tell my blood sugars (yeah I speak to “them” – calling me crazy?) ha! I win! Because it wont be easy and it wont always be fun but I don’t think for a second that it’s not doable.  Time to get my research on to find some success stories.

don't be afraid to fail



Your turn:

What’s the last song you played on repeat?

4 thoughts on “Clear headed decision

  1. That’s awesome you are taking on the challenge! Everyone has a story and something to overcome preparing for a race. I look forward to reading more about your training!

  2. Thanks Jenina! Reading other blogger’s stories & how they’ve dealt with challenges was the reaffirmation that I needed. I look forward to the adventure ….and in picking up some tips on running & fundraising from you as well!

  3. Saw your reply to my comment on one of PBFingers posts, and figured I’d come say hi. That’s amazing that you are all signed up for next year’s marathon already! I told my friends and family that I really want to do it next year too! I haven’t signed up yet because, ever since running the Chicago marathon last year, my knee has been giving me some problems. I really want to do it though!

    • Hi! I got caught up in the marathon fever and it was a now or never moment so I went for it! Given that I have some extra time it’ll allow for me to work on the Diabetes & injuries (knee issues too). Chicago was a close second consideration – seems like an awesome race. One of my biggest overhauls in this will be dinners – while I’m good with nutrition I don’t cook. So I look forward to checking out some of your recipes!

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