13 Questions with Beyond Type Run Marathoner Kirsten Myers


Editor’s Note: Kirsten was a member of Beyond Type Run‘s 2018 TCS New York City Marathon Team sponsored by Dexcom and Insulet, makers of the tubeless Omnipod Insulin Management System. Learn more about the 2019 Beyond Type Run team here.

Meet Kirsten—mountain enthusiast, public health nerd and frequent traveler. She works with the awesome team at mySugr, calls the Pacific Northwest home and can be frequently found in a book.

What inspired you to join the team?

I wanted to empower out type 1’s to live active, athletic and competitive lives!

What’s in your diabetes management toolkit?

My t-slim X2 insulin pump, Dexcom G6, Apple Watch.

I never go on a run without …

Low snacks and a playlist with some good Throwback hip-hop.

What is your favorite low snack on a run?

Fruit snacks! There are so many shapes and flavors—it keeps it fun.

What is your pump it up running song?

T.I. – Live Your Life (feat Rihanna)

What has been your most helpful tool as you’ve trained?

Staying connected with my teammates via social media and following along with their training!

What has been the biggest training hurdle?

Making time for long runs—with several hours per a run, I found I really had to prioritize the runs.

What is your most embarrassing running moment?

I fall all the time! Fell during my 18 miler flat on my face!

The injury I’m currently nursing is . . .

Right knee pain. Lots of stretching and icing!

If you could go on a run with any type 1 diabetes (T1D) hero who would it be?

The Olympic cross-country skier, Kris Freeman

How do you treat yourself / recover after a long run?

Brunch, then Netflix and lots of ice.

What are you most nervous about the day of the marathon?

Crowds and the pre-race waiting time.

How are you going to celebrate at the end of the race?

Spending time with all my family coming out to support me.

To learn more about the 2019 TCS New York City Marathon Beyond Type Run team click here.