I've started trying to go up to the local lake trail to run every saturday morning..and when i can sunday as well.
Because of my diabetes, I've always been told to bring sugar with me especially when excerising, obviously. I don't use glucose tabs, never opened the package my mom got when i was diganosed...we threw it out a few years ago when during one of our many house moves, we realized it was expired. haha
i bought a fanny pack from walmart when i first started this last month(when the weather got better and i was no longer horribly sick) because I take a juice box and a fruit source bar with me..as well as have to carry my car keys(i have to drive it's not close enough to my house to walk..it's off the highway), my iPod(cuz i can't do anything without music) and my cellphone(i'm a 21year old running alone in a wooded trail at 8 or 9 am on a weekend morning..with very few people around me..safety first!).
but it's bulky..and it also makes a LOT of noise when i run which annoys me to no end. I don't really mind anymore looking like a dork for having a fancy pack cuz i know i need to bring stuff with me and other people can shove it for all i care...but i hate running and having a quieter part of my music and HEARING it bouncing. I took my earphones out today for a few minutes while i was running..and it was very loud and annoying to me to hear it..
what do you guys do when you go running to carry sugar and stuff with you?? i have a bad back(got rear ended in december and have minor whiplash that i go to physio for once or twice a week since ugh) and this week especially cuz i slept weird and have spent the whole week avoiding excerising as everything made it worse and made me want to cry(which isn't normal..i usually take my back discomfort without advil and pretty well)..so a small backpack isn't really an ideal option for me.
i guess i could just not bring juice on the actual run with me..but i'm a little worried to do that, as it's a 4.84km trail and i normally try to mostly run the first round and power walk a second round to cool down...and when i excerise like that i FEEL low. today i thought i'd get back to the car and be 3 or 4 but i ended up being 7. (i was 5.6 when i tested before leaving, had a juice box on my way up there and had taken my lantus shortly after testing). so the one time i actually need it..i dont wanna be like half way around the lake...