Yesterday, I participated in the "Stop Diabetes Walk" in Phoenix, AZ. I went up the night before and stayed with a girlfriend. I learned a few things about walking a distance and preparation ahead of time. I had not seen my friend for awhile so we sat up talking and drinking wine until midnight although we knew that we had to get up at 6am. Thankfully, I only drank about 6 oz since I'm a lightweight. I got up in the morning and had not planned for breakfast which was not really good. We did not have time to get something to eat on the way but luckily, they had bagels/cream cheese and coffee at the walk headquarters. I had 1/2 a bagel and was ready to go or so I thought. There were lots of pre-walk speeches so we ended up leaving about 90 minutes after I ate. We walked 3 miles and while it was not hot, it was hotter than I am used to. They handed out bottled water at 3 different places and I started with a water so I drank quite a bit. About halfway, I had to stop to take some glucose tablets as I was starting to feel a bit woozy. They helped quite a bit but about a mile later, I ate the banana in my backpack. By the time we got back, they had sandwiches for everyone which was great as I was pretty hungry. Considering how many red striders (people with diabetes) that they had walking, you would think that they would have had some juice to hand out also. All in all, I did well but now I know that I will do things a bit differently, if I do this again.
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