I was telling my friend this the other day that I feel I have been trying to squeeze in these things training, cooking, and cleaning, But I can only fit in two of those things. Most of the time my apartment has been suffering and is a huge mess. Also randomly, if I don't get training in, usually nothing else gets done and I'm just a lazy pile. It's okay, I'm not perfect and never claimed to be.
Where was I? Oh yeah, Ragnar. If you are on Twitter, you might remember my incessant tweeting with #RagnarChi. Sorry if I annoyed you, but I'm not really all that sorry. I still don't understand Twitter all that well so I just do what I want. I'll have to do another post later about the whole experience, but, in short, it was pretty awesome. I would recommend you put this on your fitness bucket list!
Before we get to all that I am going to share with you my packing list. And you can see what I used and what I didn't use. That way you can start planning to run one of these yourself!
Ragnar 2012 Packing ListCash, keys, ID
- 2 pairs of running shorts
- 2 pairs of running capris
- 2 running tanks
- 2 tech shirts
- 5 sports bras
- 4 pairs of socks
- Tech jacket and a long-sleeved tech shirt
- Tshirt for sleeping
- Comfy shorts for sleeping
- 5 pairs of underwear (I never skimp on these!)
- Flip flops (for showering)
- Bag for each outfit
- Running shoes!
- Arm band for music
- Zune player
- Watch/HR monitor (only used my watch)
- ShotBloks (didn't use at all)
- Hat (much too hot to wear)
- Ponytail holders
- Water bottle (didn't use because we had bottled water)
- Peanut butter
- Bagels (note: blueberry bagels does not go with bananas and pb very well)
- Trail mix
- Chex mix
- Cheesy pretzel things
- Safety pins
- Tylenol, Ibueprofen
- Phone charger (wall and car)
Things to leave at home
- Foam roller
Other running things we needed
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Blinking tail light or butt light
- Reflective vests
- Toothbrush, toothpaste
- Pillow, blanket
- Small bottles of shampoo, conditioner
- Hand sanitizer
I think I did a fairly good job of packing efficiently. I brought a few extra outfits because I wanted to have a choice for what I could wear for each run. The long sleeve shirt and jacket ended up being a total waste as it was way too warm for those. I was sweating buckets then too.
The extra sports bras ended up being extremely useful as one of my teammates forgot hers!
I didn't miss the laptop at all and doubt I would have time to use it. Now that I have a smartphone I can just look up things as needed.
My van had a ton of food and I mostly just stuck to bagels, bananas, peanut butter, trail mix and granola bars.
More on the race later!