Last night, my bloodsugar was 238--perfect, or so I thought, for a run. After the muscle strain a few weeks ago, I did not skimp too much on a warmup (did a 3-minute long one) and then jumped into the run at 5.5mph. I finished out the first mile, and then an upbeat song came on, so I bumped up the speed to 6mph for mile 2. At the end of mile 2, I dropped back down to 5.5, but did not quite feel myself. By 3.5 miles, I knew I was low, but refused to stop before 4 miles--not my wisest decision, but I run on a treadmill in my house so treatment was steps away. When I finished, I immediately tested and was 57. That's a HUGE drop!
Thank goodness I ordered some Clif Shot Bloks to try out. Basically, they come in 6-packs of gummies. 3 gummies = 24 carbohydrates. I plan to have 2 after mile 1 and 1 more after mile 3 while running 4 miles--it's going to be trial and error so we'll see. In a few weeks, when I increase to 5 miles, I will adjust the amount based on my trials and errors along the way. I'm just grateful there are options like this that don't require filling up my stomach like I used to have to do with gatorade in high school. I am going to carry these around in my purse too as a quick and easy fix for low bloodsugar on the go. That box cost $30 on Amazon.com so I will use other options when available if I'm not running.