Tonight I was thinking about the amount of preparation it takes to do a long run or race. Luckily I’ve almost got it down to a science and at this point I rarely forget something, but it still happens occasionally. I always lay out all of my stuff the night before a run to minimize the chance of forgetting something.
This is my stuff for my 18-miler (eeek!) tomorrow:
- Spibelt loaded with Gu and Sports Beans
- Knee strap
- Salt tabs
- Road ID
- Body Glide
- Water bottle
Seems like a lot to go for a run. Whoever said all you need to be a runner is a pair of shoes is a liar.
The final thing I always need for a long run is a little inspiration. My inspiration for tomorrow is this:
“Run when you can, walk when you have to, crawl if you must; just never give up”. – Dean Karnazes
Just something to pull out when the going gets tough.
Last time I wrote I mentioned that I had an exciting day planned. I tried Hot Yoga for the first time and LOOOVED it!
More on that at a later date.
Today’s eats were less than exciting, but I’ll share anyway.
Lunch was 4 day old veggie sushi that I bought on Tuesday and never ate and a salad.
Turns out that 4 day old sushi is still good sushi.
Dinner was Tofu Stirfry.
I better hit the hay soon, 18 miles awaits me in just a few short hours.