The Dirty Diabetic Speaks
“Happy New Year!”
Okay, I know I missed a bit after I was off to such a good start, but months like November and December kind of kick my butt. So, here I am in a fresh, shiny, slightly-used New Year, with a whole new view of looking at things. I managed to pass my first Thanksgiving and Christmas with diabetes, and am now looking forward to birthdays. I am still planning on getting some Food Porn put up, as I modified a recipe for Thanksgiving that came out great (not 100% diabetic friendly, just friendlier) and will be using more recipes this year. I’m hoping to update at least once a month.
This year, I have already set a new goal that will, in the end, help me with one of my goals with diabetes. This year (drumroll please) I am doing a 5K. In fact, I’m pretty much doing two of them. Sometime in September or October, my sister and I will be in some 5K event (we haven’t decided which one yet). I am also planning on walking the 3 mile Mental Health walk in May. I’ve done that one before, so I know I can do it again. As for the future unknown one with my sister, my goal is to run part of the way.
And let me tell you, that won’t be easy. I don’t run. I barely made it out of the mile at school. Always the last person because after three steps I said, “Forget this, I’m walking.” So, my challenge is to run one mile of the 3.2 miles that make up a 5K. I’m already dreading it.
Good news though, I live in an area with some really awesome trails that I can hike and/or practice running on. And I plan on getting some cute clothes. Check out this t-shirt! I so want it.
I’m sure there are other funny runner’s shirts, but that one is so me. I think my sister and I will need to get some kind of matching shirt for our 5K.
So, next update will be around February. Maybe before then, if I can get off my lazy behind and update.