But when I go for a run, I look like I am preparing to head to battle. I typically lay things out the night before, and pull it out starting from top to bottom.
Ipod and headphones? Check
Running bra and top? Check and check!
Watch? Shorts? Socks? Shoes? Check, check, check and check!
Running a loser distance or in heat and humidity? Don't forget the water bottle and the fuel! I mean, SERIOUSLY! This is A LOT of gear for a "simple" and "cheap" habit. Here is a picture from the night before one of my half-marathon races.
|All ready for the half marathon the next day!|
I really wish I could be one of those people like my husband.
Socks and shoes? Check.
Out the door he goes. But I am such a Type A person---I need to know how far I went, how fast I was for each mile, was today better than yesterday?? I need music to help turn out the sounds of the city, I need water to keep me hydrated so I can keep going.
And while I wish I could shed all of this extra baggage, I carry it with me. Because I need running to help keep me sane.