Zoe’s marathon run looking back

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I wrote about Zoe Heineman (above center) on The Huffington Post and here a few posts ago who ran the NYC marathon November 3rd. Zoe has Type 1 diabetes. It was also the third marathon Zoe has run.

This morning she emailed me with this note which I’m passing on to you:
Hi Riva,

Thank you so much for your well wishes before and message of congrats after the marathon.  I was really pleased with how it went.  As before, I really enjoyed the experience.  It was a beautiful day – so your prayers worked!  I finished with a personal record, despite feeling nauseous for the last few miles.  My blood sugars were on the low end of normal for the entire race even at the end, (65-90 mg/dl) – unusually so consistently low and within range.  I actually took the pump off altogether early on and then just left it off because my blood glucose was staying so low.  My (Achilles) guides were great about helping me test while walking – we never stopped once.  They did to go to the bathroom, but I didn’t and was able to keep moving forward, albeit walking up the steep hils to pace myself and when my blood sugar was in the 60’s.
Most of all I am happy that I felt great, even the next day.  Stiff in the quads but that’s to be expected after a long run anyway.  Tired too, because I slept more than usual the next few days.
Thank you for making the marathon more fun with your article.  I received so many favorable remarks and encouragement because of it.  People really enjoyed reading it.  Brava!
Zoe

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