Beginner 5k

Week 4 Update – Running a 5K With Type 1 Diabetes

Short and sweet post tonight.

2 weeks to go. My 2nd run this week was similar to last week; I just ran, without really thinking about distance. After all… I very nearly ran 2 miles earlier in the week.

Again, illness has struck this week, and I only managed 2 runs.

I’m not saying this to complain, after all I’m sure I will have worse weeks with type 1 diabetes, but rather to again try and hammer home the point that…

 You really do not need to be perfect.

If you have type 1 diabetes, and your doctor/diabetes nurse is not advising against exercise, and if you need to add exercise to your life then please just give it a go. I’ve had 3 weeks out of 4 where I’ve managed only 2 runs due to feeling ill, yet I still feel infinitely fitter than when I started this blog. And you know what? That 5k still feels very very doable.

Doing something is better than doing nothing.

What have I learned this week?

Sadly illness is something I will have to deal with more now that I have type 1 diabetes. I’m trying to see this a small extra challenge though, rather than something to get too despondent about.

Disclaimer – It is essential that you do not take on board any advice given on this website without first seeking the advice of a medical professional. Any descriptions of different ways in which I manage my type 1 diabetes on this website, including in the comments, are given in good faith, and are shared merely as suggestions which should be ran past a doctor or diabetes specialist nurse. 

 

About 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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