runDisney – One Year Later
A year ago, I was running my first runDisney event in Orland Florida’s Walt Disney World. I you are new to runDisney events, you should definitely take a look at my first timer experience articles …
Although some things have changed in the format or race courses, for the most part, the 2019 event was very similar to 2018.
One Year’s Improvement
The biggest change between 2018 and 2019 was ME and the events that I participated. In 2018, I participated in the 5K (3.1 miles) event. This was about all I could handle. I really didn’t train much and it showed as I tried to run as much as I could on the course.
In 2019, I participated in the 5K (3.1 miles), the 10K (6.2 miles), the Half Marathon (13.1 miles), and the Virtual Half Marathon (13.1 miles) which was a total of 22.4 miles over 4 days and 35.5 miles in total when you add in the Virtual Marathon that I completed in the month prior to the event in Orlando.
People ask me, “How did you do it, how did you go from barely running 3.1 miles, to running 35.5 miles a 10x improvement?” My immediate answer is … “READ MY ARTICLES … “. There is no silver bullet to 10x the production in your movement level in one year. No single remedy for everyone. The more I talk with different people, I learn how different diabetes is for each person. The exercise level for one person might not work for another. You have to figure out YOUR glucose curve and how YOUR eating, moving and thinking effect YOUR glucose curve.
If you want to learn more about how to get this done, contact me. I am starting a Diabetic Professional master class that will teach everything you need to know to understand YOUR diabetes and allow you to understand how to control it YOUR way.
There is no way I can write an article about how running has improved my life and reversed my diabetes without thanking runDisney. They have given me the motivation and the enthusiasm to get out and run, participate and make a difference. I love my “bling” (medals) and look forward to every event. They always come too far apart and yet pass by so quickly.
If you are interested in getting into a runDisney event and need help figuring out what you should do, contact me or reach out to me on Facebook at #livelikeadiabetic. I can’t wait to hear from you and see how I can help.