Friday, May 3, 2013

Fanny Pack City

The 5 Boro Bike Tour is quickly approaching (this weekend EEK!) and I have to say that my "training" has been less then stellar (if we can even call it training). I'm sure 40 miles is NOT going to go quickly. One thing I have been considering as d-day approaches is diabetes management.

How am I going to bike for 40 miles and not pass out from hypoglycemia? Conversely, how am I going to manage my diabetes so that my blood sugar doesn't get so high that it dehydrates me? It really can be such a delicate balance.

Up until this point, my planning has been....light. In that I hadn't been doing very much at all. Mostly because I figured the day before, I'd throw some applesauce packets, juice boxes, and granola bars into my backpack and consider myself responsible.

Except, recently, the 5 Boro Bike Tour people sent an e-mail with new security precautions as a result of the tragedy of the Boston Marathon. While I appreciate the increased security, it has led to a bit of a diabetes dilemma. New security protocols state that there will be no backpacks, saddlebags, or hydration packs allowed. Well, piss in my Cheerios, what am I going to do now?

It's time to start Plan B-ing it. Which is really Plan A-ing it. Because I hadn't really started planning at all.

Fanny Pack City, here I come!

1 comment:

  1. Tpp nad we are so far away ... bike shirts have pockets in the back. You can store water, wallet, keys & ... for you... snacks in them. They are pricey though. Paul could have lent you one of his (who cares if it's too big). But there's no way it'd get there by tomorrow. Look into one though... maybe you have a friend you can borrow from. The fanny pack is built right into the shirt!

    Also... the cloves in your new background kind of look like shrivled penises. Yup