Hey peeps- the week is flying by!
I have been in work each day this week (our last official day was Monday) but it has been lovely to take my time. On Tuesday I went out for a run before heading in to work (and went in with wet hair as it was too hot to use a hairdryer), and last night I went to the Sweatshop run. I was thinking maybe I should have just gone out on my own first thing, but I like seeing everyone there and I do run faster, even though this time I was on my own, I think trying to keep up with the front runners (well, keep them in sight) gives me a bit of a speed workout!
These are my essentials for a summer race! Sun-cream is a must- I used to have some Boots sport sun-cream (I think sports stuff is better as you need to sweat to cool down, but you don’t want the cream to run in the heat) but that ran out, and I had read some good reviews of the Banana boat stuff (which was cheap on Wiggle by the way). It didn’t run, and even though I had sweat pouring off me (especially during the wait for the goody bag/water) I didn’t get any in my eyes at all. Nuun tabs are my favourite way to replace electrolytes- plus they are handy as they are so small- sometimes I put one in a bag in my pocket, and then add it to the water at the end. As this time we took a bag for the drop I just packed the tube, and had one in my water when I had finished.
Baby wipes are another essential if I have any travelling involved- even to wash the salt off my face they just help me feel a little more human. This time I changed into fresh clothes in the toilets, so they came in handy.
I never take an mp3 player or headphones with me, but I do take my Spi-belt to wear, as that can fit my phone, a tissue and hand sanitiser (some more essentials especially if there are port-a-loos).
I have been doing a spot of shopping this week- I picked up some Tea India (Cardamom chai for Andy and Vanilla chai for me to make iced tea with)- yummy.
I saw this cute top/dress in Tesco and could not resist- I think it will look summery with some short leggings.
I made a lovely chai latte with the vanilla chai the other day- ice, cooled vanilla chai and soya milk- refreshing 🙂
What would be in your race kit? Have you bought anything exciting this week?