My sore throat is gone and my cough is almost gone but the energy levels are still pretty low. I tried to rest as much as possible yesterday so I’m just taking it a day at a time! If I am good to go on Saturday I’ll just have to make sure not to go out too fast because my legs are going to be ready to fire after so much time off.
I took a full week off of running before my first marathon which ended up working out really well (I finished in 3:20 when I was just hoping to finish alive) so I’m sure the same thing will happen for this race too.
Brooke’s happiness= flip sequins shirts. Beretta’s happiness= belly scratches. I felt very grateful to be able to take Brooke to school yesterday… being sick makes you really appreciate the little things that we get to do when we are feeling well.
We got in some playing time too… she loves to play crawling tag.
Andrew took over on all laundry/cleaning/everything. I have definitely been taking full sick days over here as far as the house/kids go.
I spent time going over the runs that I have done to get to this 50 miler. Doing this always builds my confidence for a race and looking back… some of these runs were nuts (especially in the weather that we did them in).
Andrew took them out on errands…
And his bike is officially ready for all of the mountain biking.
And then my good friend Kelsey sent us Crust Club Chicken Pot Pie and it was good for our souls.
Everything is officially packed and ready to go. I have a nice container to give Andrew and Toby for them to bring to me each time I see them along the way to restock!
What I’m packing:
*My Ricochet (not trail shoes but they are a completely different type of shoe than my Caldera’s and the last 30ish miles of this race are pretty flat. If my feet are hurting in trail shoes than I can switch to shoes that have made my feet/body very happy for the last year or so).
*Compression socks (that I plan on wearing the entire time) and socks to change into just in case of blisters/rain/etc.
*My lip gloss!!
*Powerade and extra bottles so that Andrew and Toby can just have them ready for me to switch out in my pack. This race also doesn’t provide any electrolyte drinks and I’ve been practicing with Powerade so I’m going to use it on race day too.
*Dove Deodorant (my favorite anti chafing goodness).
*nanohydr8 (code HRG20 gets you 20% off)… it’s my absolute favorite caffeine source for running.
*Gum because I hear mint tastes really good at the end.
*Sunblock (spray and lotion)
*UCAN. I will be using this as part of my fuel before the race.
*Chamois Butt’r for heavy duty chafing/blistering… along with bandaids and moleskin.
*Handwarmers and gloves.
*Headlamp with fresh batteries.
*Buff for my face along with a headband to go over my ears.
*Brooks rain jacket and tights (not pictured)… there is a chance it might rain.
*My lucky shorts and sports bra that I wore for the St. George Marathon (both not still sold otherwise I would link to them).
*This long sleeve (I had one just like it but a little hole started forming so they returned it for this one for free!)
*My Garmin and charger
Did I forget to pack anything? Let me know if I did!!!
How early do you usually start packing and organizing for a race?
Would you say you are a procrastinator or no way?
What is your least favorite errand to go do?