So last night, I arrived home and the mail fairy had been at my house.
Angela hooked me up with some free stuff from Silver Hills Bakery. I got a cute little t-shirt, stickers and 5 coupons for a free loaf of their bread. I am even more excited because it is sprouted whole grain bread meaning I will be the only one eating it in my house. My family cannot hack eating “bread with seeds in it” and I think my sister actually believes flour is really white.
Anyways. I am excited that it means more for me (and I do have some health conscious friends that will share. 🙂 ). I will give an official review later when I don’t have so many other things to talk about.
I also got the first issue of my Trail Runner magazine. At one of my races this summer, I was asked to review the magazine if they gave me a free years subscription. Well sure, I mean, it’s not like I have anything else to read…
Sarcasm aside, I am really grateful for it and I will let you know what I think.
Alrighty, now to….RACE PREPARATIONS.
I was at the Expo tonight and picked up my racing bib and swag. Check it out…
The Run For the Toad is kinda the Cadillac of trail races…they are known for the amazing gym bag they give out. It even has a place to stash your running shoes. They also gave a whole wheat pita they recommend for breakfast, Hammer Gel, a Running magazine and epson salts for afterwards.
I will tell you more about the actual race set up later, but I can assure you the Expo is huge, there are many attendants and the scenery is BREATHTAKING.
I have spent the evening getting ready:
I am using my new bag and taking:
-my hydration belt
– my Garmin Forerunner 305
-2 pairs of shoes (I am beginning with my Saloman trail runners and switching to my Saucony with my orthodics at 25 KM.)
– Natural Muscle Ez…crazy crazy stuff. Smells awful, works like magic.
– compression socks
– ma bib!
-my running clothes
– my GU and CLIF chomps. (I prefer these when I run because you can let them dissolve in your mouth instead of the work of gu’s.)
-nevertheless…GU’s (Clif and GU brands) I am trying Roctane for the first time. It is supposed to make you fly. It’s the blue one.
-CLIF bar. I love them.
– Starbucks Instant VIA package for some extra caffeine incase bottomless free Tim Hortons coffee on site isn’t enough.
Tonight I have been BBMing with a very very key person in the race tomorrow.
One of my best friends in the whole world. She is coming with me at the crack of dawn to a race to sit in the cold and possibly rain all day with people she doesn’t know and is watching my stuff and handing my shoes off to me at 25 KM.
She has been one of my biggest cheerleaders in running because she actually likes when I talk running endlessly.
It doesn’t get much better then this…
A picture of her, me and my baby sister at a 30 K in Toronto.
That reminds me..I am running tomorrow’s race for Jolene. She is struggling hard in her battle against anorexia and she is always in my thoughts and prayers.
This one is for you, Jolene!!!