I’ll stop posting about the NJ Marathon eventually…I promise. Think you have it bad? Imagine being Matt! He really can’t wait until it’s over.
Today’s random things are certain race day traditions/superstitions/routines that I MUST do.
- I have to wear my Race Ready shorts. I’m a Nike tempo shorts girl 99% of the time but I need lots of pockets come marathon day. These shorts are NOT for the fashion-conscious; they are pretty hideous but extremely practical. They store my iPod and Shot Bloks nicely. I wish Race Ready would come up with a better design. Or…Nike could design tempo shorts with lots of pockets. Also, pockets in the back stuffed with Shot Bloks = big butt. Did I sell these shorts yet? 😉
- I need to pee at least 5 times before the race begins. I have no idea where the number 5 came from I think it just became a habit/routine. I’ve used a porta potty before and then immediately got back in line to pee again.
- I eat Shot Bloks every 4 miles. So that’s 4, 8, 12, 16, 20, and 24 during a marathon. These numbers are embedded in my head. Remember the “numbers” from the TV show LOST? That’s how I am….neurotic.
- I wear my “special” socks and foolishly think they bring me good luck.
Please share some of your race day traditions/superstitions/routines so I can feel somewhat normal!