This week was a lot less dramatic than last week. This time there was no pacer unwillingly helping me to complete my runs. All my runs of week 3 of the 10 week plan to run a sub 25 minute 5k were completed with a minimum of fuss.

I think the main thing to take from this week is how much easier motivation is to find when you have a clear goal, and a plan on how to reach it. Plan out your runs and you are more likely to exercise as much as you should. Plan out your meals and you more likely to eat as healthily as you should.

Sometimes the plan will go out the window, and that’s ok (this is part of a series of a second attempt to run a sub 25 minute 5K after all!). Sometimes you’ll be exercising and hating your past self for deciding running sprints was a good idea. Sometimes you’ll look at what you have planned for your meals tomorrow and find yourself completely indifferent.

But… honestly…

Most of the time you’ll just stick to the plan and think nothing of it. So if you are reading this and don’t have a plan sorted for your food or exercise, then please go create one for each now.

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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