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Sunday, August 3, 2014

Busy day tomorrow

Busy day on tap tomorrow.  Monday. First Monday of my terminal leave from work. That's not like it sounds. Basically I am retired for 2 months with the option of returning to work in Octcober or retiring for good.  

I plan on returning in October for one more year and retiring officially next October after 25 year of service to the people of NYC.

Anyways, run tomorrow morning.  I have my World Trade Center 9/11 medical in the morning at 10:30. Gym on the way home with Diabetes 101 class tomorrow night at 6.

The classes are required to get a pump.  I met with the dietician and RN last week and both said I will be bored because I have educated myself about T1 already.  I was alps told I am the only T1 patient who will be there. The rest will be T2's. Fun!

Tough time is planning meals. Have to bring lunch with me to eat on the way home before the gym. Early dinner because class starts at 6. Who schedules a diabetes class at dinner time?

Oh well. At least I don't have to go to work in the morning!

Treadmill yesterday

The weather here on Long Island has sucked this weekend. While still cooler then usual it has been rainy all weekend. Got up yesterday for my long run and it was pouring. I decided to wait and go to the gym with my wife Kathy and hit the weights and run Sunday morning because I hate the treadmill with a passion.

Then I remembered that we were going out to dinner later so I said "what the hell" and hopped on the treadmill when we got to our gym.

I don't like treadmills because I got hurt transitioning from mill to street a few years back. I tore a flute and that injury still plagues me today.  I do have the Gamrin foot pod which goes along with my Garmin Forerunner GPS watch for use on the treadmill.

After a quick battery change I was off and running. To my surprise I didn't hate it as much as I thought. It's not running outside but it served its purpose. I got to run alongside Kathy which doesn't usually happen because she doesn't run outside.  I kept the pace comfortable and finished 4 miles in 35 minutes.

After the mill I hit the weights and did some chest work.  Really looking forward to more weight workouts!

Of course for the rest of the day my sugars wee in the high 70's and 80's.  That's annoying because I like them higher but I know the exercise does that. 

Diabetes is a pain in the ass!