Have you ever felt self-critical about a lack of consistency? Me too… but hey it happens. After all, isn’t it what makes us human? We forget things, get ill, lose motivation and much more besides. Accepting that doesn’t make you a failure. Why else would humans be getting replaced by machines in numerous industries?

That being said… I needed to start again.

As much as it is important to not get too down on yourself, there has to be a moment where you say right. I’m going to get back on the horse.

I did what can possibly be described as the beginning of a mid-life crisis and went to bed in my running gear. l’d read that Mark Cuban does it to ensure he exercises and thought well, it would probably actually work. It made good sense as it means the 1st step of going for a run has been covered. Of course, not everything went to plan…

My son decided he needed to wake up at half 5, foiling my attempts to be up earlier than anyone else in the house. So rather than leaving the house upon awakening and going for a run in the style of a productivity ninja, I made sure the little legend had his milk. (Some things are just more important after all.)

Luckily, my wife encouraged me to go anyway shortly afterwards. I’ve said before how she is my rock, and little things like this make all the difference in my attempts to manage my diabetes.

So… we’re now into the week after. Its time to make a commitment. I’m going to start the 10 week training plan I created to attempt a sub 25 minute 5K again. I’ll keep you updated!

Published by Marcus Pezzaioli

I started www.diabeticstokebloke.com in September 2018 to document my attempts to get fit after a diagnosis of Type 1 Diabetes in April the same year. I believe sharing my story can help anyone who is afraid to exercise with type 1 diabetes, and show that it is not as complicated as it may appear from other sources of information out there. If I can do it, with no CGM and on MDI, starting out as somebody who does not fit the athletic profile whatseover; then anybody can.

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