So… I skipped a week. Not running of course. I missed creating an update for week 5.

So apologies for that… but on the bright side, I’ve been keeping up with my running as part of this sub 25 minute 5k training plan.

I was struggling to think of a topic to write this week, but I’ve decided to go to my fall-back option and just document the truth of running with diabetes. (Much like the start of this site).

Honestly, I’m feeling a little pessimistic of my chances of managing to beat this arbitrary time goal I’ve set myself. And I’ve been thinking, does it really matter?

After all, following this plan has

  • Got me running consistently for 6 weeks so far.
  • Made me a better runner that I was on week 1.
  • Given me a personal best at both Hanley and The Wammy parkruns.
  • Given me some motivation to write about this condition again, which I find a great help with the mental side of type 1 diabetes.

So you know what? Try stuff. If you fail so what? Just try again. If I don’t manage a sub 25 minute 5k this time around I’ll just run 4 times a week until I do.

Just keep setting the bar a little higher over time.

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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