Day 30.

One of the biggest reasons I’m doing all this — the Keto diet, the running, the discipline — is to improve my health, to improve my numbers for hypertension, Type 2 diabetes, and cholesterol. I’m tired of all the medications that are like a ball and chain around my neck that I have to deal with every day.

You may know that I’m on the Keto Diet and have struggled with adhering to it closely. I’m monitoring any changes going on in my body and have a running dialog by email with my doctor about anything that is suspicious or that is out of my area of expertise. 

Flipping over into ketosis — the purpose of the Keto Diet — is not without its risks for a diabetic. Mainly — as far as I can determine — because the effectiveness of the meds tends to be exaggerated by moving from glycolysis to ketosis. Which means that I’m more likely to have an episode of low blood sugar. It may be time to titrate off the meds to get my blood sugar back to normal levels. I’ll meet with Dr John next week, do blood work, and see if it’s the right thing to do.

Today on the Katy, I ran 3.11 miles (a 5K) in 50:35. That’s considerably slower than I want. Particularly since I’m running (ha!) with my niece in a couple days and she’s likely to kick my ass! Still training for a 39:00 5K Turkey Trot on Thanksgiving Day, so I’m marshaling my efforts to focus on getting my pace up (or down) to under a 13-minute mile or as close as possible. Then, I’ll rely on race day adrenaline to kick in and provide an added boost.

All-in-all, I’m happy with the progress I’ve made over the past 30 days. Only 162 more days to race day. Come, join me. I guarantee you, it’s not an experience you’ll soon forget.