It has been almost a year since I started running. It was on May 2011 in Geneva when, after a copious lunch with friends, I decided to go out for a run to burn some calories. After 15 minutes I was totally dying. I did not even have a pair of running shoes; I was totally naïf on the subject.
From that day I ran almost 800km, I race a 10km in Lausanne, and I got completely hooked, at the point to schedule three half marathons for 2012.
Certainly, first runs were difficult and tough but I obstinately persisted and today I must admit I am enjoying it more and more.
At the beginning biggest difficulties, a part the suffering linked to running itself, were connected to my diabetes. It was not simple to balance insulin doses with my new training activity: because running put me, during every training, in the danger of hypoglycemia. I already had for sure some hypoglycemia-events and I want to make sure it will not happen again, specially not during the next Half Marathon I will run.
Obviously, I always carry something sweet in my pocket (sugar bags, glucose gels) to prevent any problem, this has to be the holy rule for a diabetic runner. Besides, I always test blood sugar values before and right after a training session, to feel comfortable with the upcoming effort and to keep everything under control once finished.
Nowadays I am training for my first half marathon, therefore my weekly mileage increased a lot, as the hypoglycemia danger connected that is surely stronger now than before. I just imagine all traps I will have to deal with when I will train for my first marathon, maybe and hopefully next year.
Anyhow this is my challenge: I would like to achieve at least one 42k in my life.
This blog will tell the story of my personal road to the marathon.