I think I am all packed for Hood to Coast. I leave
in the this morning*. In the meantime I am trying to get stuff ready for the kids to go to school (it starts tomorrow today), take my daughter to dance class and soccer practice and clean the house (sorry, Honey…it might be a bit of a disaster for your weekend alone with the kids). But, of course I have to take a break to blog about my clothes for this weekend’s epic run.
I am running three legs. The first is in the heat of the day, the second in the middle of the night and the third in late morning near the coast. I have three outfits planned. As you know (unless you have been under a rock), I am running on team Nuun Platuun. and we have a military theme. We are “hard corps.” LOL. Our tag line was inspired by a line from the movie Platoon, “free your mind and your feet will follow.” Costumes came naturally…we went with camouflage.
Leg 2—olive green tank, Lucy capris, arm warmers. If it is really cold (I don’t think it will be—it is supposed to be in the 60’s) I will wear my Sugoi Versa Jacket. I’ll also be wearing a camouflage hat. My husband (who is a military buff and loves camouflage) teased me because it isn’t a “real” camo hat. According to him, it is “redneck” camo (hunting camouflage). Oh well…I’m wearing it at night.
Leg 3—short sleeve camo top, black booty shorts. I bought this shirt online specifically for this race from Bravada with no intentions of wearing it again. However, it is one of the most comfortable and flattering shirts I have worn. I’ll let you know how it does during a run, but I am pretty sure I’ll be wearing it again.
I also have an assortment of bandanas, ribbons etc. matching the Nuun Platuun theme. As I mentioned earlier, my husband loves camouflage. So we already had some things here. We even have a diaper bag that I am going to use as my personal bag!
Other than my personal items, Nuun is providing just about everything we need (food, first aid, and hydration of course!!). Other things I am bringing:
- iPod and speaker for the van (not to run with—headphones are a no-no due to safety)
- open toed sandals so I can wear recovery socks.
- Recovery Socks
- a big sweatshirt (I get cold after a run, even if it is super hot)
- my husband’s Fuzzy Duds soft fleecy shorts (in camo of course)
- A travel pillow
- Zip Fizz and Luna Bars (my essential running food)
- A small gift for a gift exchange among the team. How fun is that??
I hope I am ready. I have a feeling I have forgotten some things. But I think I’ll be that girl on the van who borrows everyone else’s stuff. I hope they know that they are my new best friends!***
I hope you all have fantastic weekends!
*I wrote this post yesterday and am finishing up and posting this morning before I wake my kids up for the first day of school.
**I’ll be doing a review on this belt after the race. Stay tuned, there might be something in it for you!
***Tricia has already told me I could use her dry shampoo. I am sure there will be more…she is WAY more prepared than I am.