13 Questions with Beyond Type Run Marathoner Bridget Woznica
Editor’s Note: Bridget was a member ofBeyond Type Run‘s 2018 TCS New York City Marathon Team sponsored byDexcom andInsulet, makers of the tubeless Omnipod Insulin Management System. Learn more about the 2019 Beyond Type Run teamhere.
Meet Bridget – Writer, photographer, and adventurer.
What inspired you to join the team?
I was so inspired by the 2017 team and knew I wanted to be a part of that amazing energy.
What’s in your diabetes management toolkit?
My Medtronic pump and One Drop meter are my staples. I’ve tried different CGMs but I’m just not sure they’re for me. I also always carry some glucose tabs on me wherever I go.
I never go on a run without …
My headphones, a refreshed playlist and my Garmin watch.
What is your favorite low snack on a run?
Honey Stinger Acai Pomegranate gels. If I’m getting really low, I’ll stop for a Gatorade or indulge in a chocolate milk.
What is your pump it up running song?
ACDC ” Thunderstruck”, U2 ” I Will Follow”, and Elton John ” Saturday Night’s Alright for Fighting”
What has been your most helpful tool as you’ve trained?
Running with a sports watch has changed the way I run completely. It has helped me keep a steady pace.
What has been the biggest training hurdle?
The humidity this summer in NYC has been horrendous.
What is your most embarrassing running moment?
I woke up one Saturday morning with the intention of going for an 8-mile long run. The sun was shining, it wasn’t too hot, the music was bumping—I was feeling pretty good. About a quarter of a mile in, I got tripped up somehow and fell to the ground, did a complete barrel roll and came up bleeding. This was all in front of two families walking down the sidewalk. I was mortified.
The injury I’m currently nursing is . . .
Plantar fasciitis. Ugh!
If you could go on a run with any T1D hero who would it be?
How do you treat yourself / recover after a long run?
I run my legs under cold water for a few minutes before jumping in the shower and then use a foam roller to loosen them up after.
What are you most nervous about the day of the marathon?
Everything! Mostly nervous about how my foot will be feeling though. I’ve been suffering from a bit of plantar fasciitis on and off these last few weeks.
How are you going to celebrate at the end of the race?
I’m thinking of treating myself a massage. Immediately following the race will be an ice cold beer though. There’s nothing better than a post-race brew.
To learn more about the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon Beyond Type Run team click here.