Wednesday, July 25, 2007

IMCDA, Here I Come (Again)

Yes, it's true. I signed up to do Ironman Coeur d'Alene again. A friend who called after I finished the race in June asked me if I would do it again, and, at the time, I really didn't know. My response was, "Not a good time to ask." But I knew that I could do better managing my diabetes and avoiding some of the problems I had on the run. Before this year's race, so much was unknown. I feared low blood glucose on the run but in fact, faced a different problem--low insulin and rising blood glucose levels. With the confidence of completing one race, I can direct more energy into ironing out nutritional/hydrational issues and fine-tuning my BG management, especially after the swim and towards the end of the run.

My race prep calendar will be much the same as it was this year--Kaiser Half Marathon in Feb, California 70.3 Triathlon in March, and Wildflower Long Course in May. This fall my focus is on the JDRF ride in September. In preparation I will do a couple local century rides and a half-ironman triathlon in September. I am considering participating in the Janus Charity Challenge next year to raise money for the JDRF; although, I will have to come up with some creative fundraising ideas to avoid annoying my friends too much.

5 comments:

Dying Water Buffalo said...

YEEEEAH!!!!!!!!

I love it! :) It's so funny how addictive it is. :) Psyched for you, Anne!

I've done TNT back to back and one thing I did to avoid hitting up the same people for fundraising the second time was to do more "event" fundraisers- ie- bar parties and such the second time to make it more of a social thing.

Psyched for you :)

Wingman said...

I was shocked that finishers at Lake Placid on Sunday were standing online at 6am on Monday to sign up again!

Can't wait to share training stories with you as well!

Scott K. Johnson said...

Alright! Way to go!

Dying Water Buffalo said...

Btw, I added you to my blogroll :)

LindaFindlay said...

That race is an inspiration to anyone who watches it! Good luck with your training. Love, Mom