Happy Friday! I’m writing this from Chicago, where I’ve been all week for a professional conference. It’s been educational, fun, a bit scary (I had my first big presentation – which went well!) and somewhat exhausting. So far I’ve fit in two workouts and I expect to get one more in before I leave the city. I hope you all have had a great week. Note: I jumped ahead. The theme is REALLY 5 blogs to love. Oops – I read ahead – what can I say, with my travel this week, I just missed it. Anyway, next week I’ll do 5 blogs to love. 🙂 This week our theme is “five things about race day.” I decided to share five things that I always do on race day – purposefully or not. Per usual, I’m linking up with my girls Cynthia and Mar for the #Friday Five. You can read our linkup rules here. Please note that if you don’t play nicely, we will delete your link
- Eat some kind of bar. Nowadays it’s a Larabar, sometimes it might be a Picky bar or a Kind bar. It’s delicious easy and quick and I know that about twenty minutes after I eat it, I’ll be ready for item number two on my list.
- PRP. Okay, real talk, y’all. If you are a runner and not familiar with the PRP (pre race/run poop) then I call bs! It’s a must and has to happen in order for the race to happen. It is very distressing if it appears that the PRP ain’t happening. No one wants to have stomach issues on the race course (have you read Sue’s RNR recap?? no, she didn’t have issues…), right?
- Review my mental plan. I like to review what my race plan is. Sometimes of course, that race plan gets thrown out the window the second I take my first step, but it makes me feel good to at least run it over in my head!
- Somehow end up losing a safety pin. I’m not sure what the heck my problem is but lately it seems that I’m always racing with three safety pins. I always start out with four. I have no idea where there fourth pin magically goes but it is NEVER there when I toe the start line.
- Say a quick prayer. You never know what’s going to happen and I like to have a little word with Jesus before starting anything big like a race. This also helps me manage my nerves!
Tell me what are five things you do every time you race?