Today I am linking up again with the DC Trifecta Friday Five.
When I saw this topic, it made me smile. But as I started thinking about it, I realized I don't really have many. But decided I wanted to join in on the link up regardless. So I admit ahead of time, my list is a little on the boring side.
1. I only wake up 2 hours before I have to be at a race start line (unless it's a big one that I have to take a bus or something.) I flip the T.V. on and it takes me a good 20 minutes to get the energy to climb out of bed. I usually hit the snooze on the alarm a few times too.
2. I visit the bathroom often:) You gotta get that morning bowl movement before you get to the starting line, ha ha (distance runners will know exactly what I mean with this one:)
3. I eat a bagel with cream cheese. I will have a bottle of water that I sip on gradually as I get ready. About half the time I may also eat a banana. I am really picky about what I eat before the race, I am a pretty simple girl, you won't find me throwing down pancakes or putting anything too heavy into my stomach ever. If in the rare instance I can't get a bagel and cream cheese, I will substitute a muffin. But nothing else!
4. I always Vaseline up the piggies, really good:) I rarely if ever get blisters because of this. I also put a bunch anywhere I am prone to getting hot spots/chaffing. This is probably the most important thing for me!
5. Last thing I do is get dressed. I always lay everything out the night before, I don't leave anything to "thought" the morning of a race, otherwise I'd probably forget something:)
Oh, I have a pair of "race underwear" ha ha yes, I just admitted that. It started about 30 marathons ago, and I ran in them once and said these are the best, and now it's become a thing and I only wear them when I run a marathon. Eventually they will wear out, I have no idea what I will do then, I don't even want to think about it, LOL
Yup, that's it I am super boring, but that is exactly what I do each race day morning!
I don't have any weird superstitions or crazy stretch routines. I don't meditate (I just have my dreams of running my best race, the night before:)
I am weird, I don't think the morning of the race is for anything new, or different. I think all mental, physical prep is done prior so I just relax, sleep in as long as I can and don't let the butterflies hit my stomach until about 10 minutes or so before the gun is going to go off:)