Friday, September 5, 2014

Friday Five: Race Rituals

MarCourtney, and Cynthia host Friday Five, and this week is all about Race Rituals!

I was thinking about this as I was reading over some of the other posts, and it's hard to think about any big things that I do.  However, there are some very small things that are very important to me!

1. Eat a Luna bar.  I find these are light enough that I don't have stomach issues, but keep my hunger satisfied.  Any kind seems to work for me, but I much prefer Peppermint Stick.

2. Flat Me.  I always lay out everything I'm going to wear the next day.  And then double, possibly triple check it.  And then panic that I'm still forgetting something.

3. A kiss!  I always ALWAYS need a kiss from my boyfriend, especially if I'm running without him.  For some reason it just makes everything right.  I don't think he knows this is a ritual, so shhhhh.

4. Leave late.  No matter how hard I try to leave on time, I always end up leaving at least 5 minutes late, and then panicking the whole way to the race.  I haven't been late yet, but there are some where I've had barely any time to spare.  This is probably a ritual I should change...

5. Drink beer.  I always drink beer after a race, even if it's just a sip.  This is also basically the only time I drink beer, so it is actually something special!

Do you have any race rituals? Link up if you do!



  1. Boyfriend kiss, leave late and a post race beer. Theses could be 6, 7 and 8 on my list!

  2. I have a hard time drinking after a race. I usually save that for later that evening to celebrate. -L

    1. For some reason that's the only time beer tastes good to me!

  3. Kiss from the hubby is a necessity for me as well!! And even though I usually eat Clif bars pre-race, I do think Luna bars are delicious as well!

    1. I love Clif bars and I eat them all the time, but for me personally it just seems to heavy for pre-race. I actually have a bad habit of eating them as full meals!