Freaky Friday… no thanks

Today’s topic for Diabetes Blog Week really kind of bugged me. I thought about ignoring it, thought about not writing today, or opting for one of the wildcard topics, but that’s not being true to who I am, or what this blog is. So, I’m going to share with you why a topic like Freaky Friday would irritate me so.

The topic wants us to pretend we could swap out our disease for another. You know, trade in diabetes for say Crohn’s disease, or arthritis, or epilepsy, or asthma, or MS, or some other chronic ailment. And I ask you, why the heck would I want to do that?

Yes, diabetes has its suck-jerk moments, a lot of them, but so do all those other diseases. I wouldn’t want to suffer pain all day, or fear seizures, or feel as though life were being choked out of my lungs with every change of the season. No disease lets you off scott free. A disease, regardless of what that disease is, is not a good thing. Period.

Twenty six years ago, I was dealt this deck of cards. I have fought it, I have rebelled against it, I have made it my best frienemy in hopes of conquering it. But never ever have I wished for another disease and I never ever will.


And so, there you have it, diabetes is the disease I choose.


* This is my fifth installment of Diabetes Blog Week.*


  • 6:50 a.m. BG before: 8.8
  • Temp. basal: -30 per cent (1 hour)
  • Carbs: None; had breakfast an hour earlier
  • Distance: 9.76 km
  • Time: 60 minutes
  • Average pace: 6:00 min/km
  • 8:30 a.m. BG after: 5.2


Today’s run was all about the hills, including 5 sets of stairs to climb, which I loved. I love the up! However, you know that saying, What goes up… Yeah, I hate the down! Especially when you’re facing a super steep, straight downhill descent!!! I tried zigzagging my route to make it not quite so steep, but I made a wrong choice between roads and ended up on what I swear is the steepest one out there. Ugh.

What style running routes do you love? hate?

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