Marathon Team Spotlight: Devon Garrett
Beyond Type Run, a program of Beyond Type 1, brings together an inspiring team of people impacted by diabetes—those living with type 1 diabetes (T1D), type 2 diabetes (T2D) and their caregivers. Since 2017, this program has brought more than 200 runners with T1D to the TCS New York City Marathon. In 2023, Beyond Type Run opened up the team to all people with diabetes and their caregivers.
This year we’ll be cheering on this 2023 team in New York City on November 5, 2023. Get to know 2023 marathon team member, Devon Garrett, and how she’s getting ready for the race!
- Diagnosed T2D in 2017
- Running for almost 10 years
What inspired you to run this year?
After a hard year post my first baby, I was ready for something to push me to get moving and to have goals.
Who will be joining you the day of the race?
My amazing husband
Prepping for race day
What is your go to running snack?
Sour patch kids
How do you prepare for long runs?
I prep the night before with good complex carbs to fuel, sleep as best I can and make sure to stretch and eat before I head out.
What has been the hardest part of your training so far?
Days I have to push our two year old is definitely hard to say the least! 👶🏻
Advice to start running
Devon’s advice for other people impacted by diabetes who want to start running is:
You CAN do it. I ran pre-diagnosis and once I was diagnosed I became paralyzed with fear. It’s taken a lot to get here, but every step is worth it.
Get to know the rest of the 2023 Beyond Type Run marathon and learn more about the program here. Want to be on the team like Devon? Stay tuned! The 2024 team application will open in April of 2024.