Laying out your #FlatSparkle prior to a race (or even a training run) can help calm some of the pre-run jitters by helping to make sure you have everything you need when the starting gun goes off. Today Kristin, aka @runnerchick29 on social media, is here to share with us some of her race day essentials…
@runnerchick29‘s Race Day
This #FlatRunner was for The Authentic Athens Marathon. You know the run that started it all, from Marathon to Athens?! It is extremely safe to say that this is the furthest I’ve traveled for a race and since it was out of the country I was extremely nervous that I was going to forget something. When I first started thinking about what my outfit was going to be for this race, I knew sparkle was a MUST. So I was able to pick out some great pieces to take with me to run in. I was keeping an eye on the weather so I had both cold and warm weather outfits picked out but luckily the weather was on my side and I knew I would need my warm weather outfit before I left.
I was careful to lay everything out at home and make sure that I was not forgetting anything. I mean, come on, I arrive in Greece and don’t have something essential for the race. Yikes, No thank you. I packed my outfit in a gallon zip lock bag and put it in my carry on. I could just see myself arriving in Greece and seeing that my luggage did not make it on the correct flight or it got lost. So, I made sure that on the way over it was with me the entire time.
It’s taken some time to figure out what works for me and what does not and I’m still trying out new things to see if they work.
A big thanks to Kristin for sharing some of her race day essentials with #teamsparkle.
As we all know, race day can be a stressful time. One way to relieve some of the pressure is by making sure you have everything you may need when the starting gun goes off. Whether you are traveling across the country for a racecation or down the street for a local race, having a list and checking it twice to make sure you have all of your necessities can be the difference between a successful race and a stressful race.
Everyone is different when it comes to what they need or desire on race day, which is why we thought asking the amazing #teamsparkle community about their race day essentials could be a great resource for us all. Maybe it will serve as a reminder of something you forgot to pack or tip you off to a new product you’d like to try.
If you’d like to be featured on an upcoming Sparkle Athletic “Race Day Essentials” post, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.