Ok I admit it-I am a notorious over packer. I wrote a post last year all about my over packing tendencies. So in a quest to improve my skills I am trying it again. Tomorrow, I head up to Boston with my fabulous team to run the Ragnar Cape Cod. Packing for a relay is hard enough but packing for a out of town relay race is quite the challenge for this girl.
Where to start?
First I decided what I would be wearing for each of 3 runs. It’s hard to predict the weather but I figured chillier at night. You can certainly tell I am a Skirts Sports ambassador from this line up. Wait until you see our whole team decked out in those cute capri pants at the start.
Then I packed 3 “recovery” outfits along with my Ragnar sweatshirt because I feel pretty bad ass when I wear it. Also I plan on using it as a pillow. Genius how I find ways to justify all my stuff. Everything is put into labeled ziplocs so I can easily pull them out to change then re fill with the dirty outfits.
Safety gear is ready to go for our night runs. Athlights generously donated 12 sets of their safety lights for our team. Look for photos of them in action next week. I am excited to try them out.
I am in charge of the first aid kit for our van and I’m pretty sure I am prepared enough to do minor surgery if needed or at least solve some indigestion problems. No milkshakes for me this time!
I am bringing along some of my favorite
torture devices recovery tools. Love the stretch rope. We won our entry into the race from Tiger Tail and they also generously donated one for each of our vans.
Oh in my excitement of packing for our adventure, I kind of forgot I actually had to run. My running essentials are all in one bag as well so I can just pull it out. (pictured Asics gel Kayanos, Tom Tom multisport watch, Nathan fuel belt)
Packing my cosmetics was the hard part! I really tried to minimize my beauty products but with those running selfies and team pictures, a girl has to look her best. Her best after running 3 times, not showering and not sleeping best. A few of my must haves pictured here: Secret Clinical deodorant, Neutrogena naturals & Shower Pill wipes).
Oh and a big pack of Twizzlers for-I have no idea why just seemed like a good idea!
I am super impressed with myself for fitting it all into here. Sleeping bag is inside my backpack. Look at me traveling light-LOL!
How not to train for a Ragnar Relay
As you know if you have been reading my blog for a while, I was out for 3 months from January until April with plantar fasciitus. I mean I did not running at all until about 4 weeks ago. I have completely changed my gait and have been slowly adding back in the miles. The most I have run at one time is 6 miles-and it was hard, really hard. I have a total of about 15 miles for Ragnar. I am hoping my overall fitness level will power me through the 3 running legs. I certainly would not recommend this training plan! Should be really interesting.
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So tell me…Did I forget anything? I still have time to pack it!
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