what’s in my bag?

Counterclockwise from bottom left: racing clothes (Asics spandex, C9 tank, sports bra, and shorts), New Balance Minimus, extra clothes, sweats, non-race stuff (maps, GPS, etc.), Nathan handheld bottle (22 oz – a bit big, but I’m always thankful for the extra water when the time comes!), watch, 3 + 1 extra PowerBars for during the race (Strawberry and Oatmeal Raisin, in case you were wondering), BodyGlide, Gatorade (fruit punch), and my bag of post-race goodies (chocolate chip and oatmeal raisin cookies, Oreos, a Twix, a couple extra powerbars, and Nature Valley granola bars). Not shown: the PBJs I’ll be making tomorrow for afterwards (maybe during, we’ll see), a copy of TrailRunner, ibuprofen, TUMs, and the immense amount of water I’ve consumed this week.

T-32 hours until race!

peace love and running,
bec

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an introduction

Hi! I’m Becca, and I am addicted to running. I won’t repeat everything I typed up in the about page, so here are the high points:

I’m addicted to running, running far.
My goal is to run my first 100-miler before I turn 21, which is in December 2013.
I am very addicted to running.
Running is the best antidepressant.
Runners make the best friends.
Trails > roads, always.
Did I mention I love running?

This blog will allow fellow (bored) runners to track me throughout my quest to 100 miles.

First running update: I ran my last pre-race run this morning, a nice little 4.2 miles as the sun was coming up over the city. Taper weeks are killer, but effective. Running 12 miles in one week as opposed to one morning is rough, but by the time the race comes around, I’m itching to go. The first 16 miles of the race are the pure joy of, “HOORAY I’m running again! And I don’t have to stop for hours and hours!” I’ll be running a little 100-person 50k in Cambridge, OH this weekend – the Buckeye Buster 50k. The finish is a quarter-mile uphill with about a 200 ft elevation gain. Evil. Needless to say, my mountain running last weekend should come in handy…

peace love and running!
bec