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.