For our staycation this week, Hubby and I have decided to do a couple of day trips. Today....it was canoeing.
I have never been canoeing in my entire life and to say that I was not terrified would be a complete lie. However, the Hubby really really wanted to try it and so what the heck, I thought I'd give it a try. We looked up some local canoeing rental places and picked one about a half hour from where we live on a big creek.
My first question was....."what do we do if the canoe tips?"
My second questions was..."what the heck am I going to do about my pump?"
The canoe trip was roughly 6 miles and could take up to 4 hours to complete...so going without the pump for that long could have posed a problem. I pushed off an exact plan until this morning.
I got on minimed's website and tried to see if they made any "waterproof case" for my pump....nothing- although I read that many people use the sports pack....not sure about that. Let me know if that has worked for you.
So, this morning we got up and ready to go and I double bagged my meter, my phone, and my camera. I tested before we left and my blood sugar was fairly stable. Then the Hubby brought up a good point- canoeing is going to be exercise, so perhaps I didn't need my pump at all.
Good point....so I took it off and left it in the car...I was at 148.
We canoed for a little over 3 hours and had a complete blast. We didn't tip at all....although there were a few close calls. Every time we came to a point in the creek that had rapids, our boat got turned around and we sailed through backwards almost the entire time. We did see many turtles and even saw a HUGE fish jump out of the water. It was really exciting and we laughed almost the entire time.
We made it back, sunburned and tired, but safe and sound. I tested again when we got back to the car and I was at 136....Yay! Not a bad number for being off the pump for 3+ hours!
So, the moral of the story....don't let the pump keep you from canoeing!