Irvine Lake “Summer of Mud” Obstacle Course Run – Blindfolded! (June 21, 2014) – Part 4 (Morning Prepping – Bags, Towels, and Such)

July 28, 2014

Aurora De Lucia being guided up a little muddy hill during the Irvine Lake Summer of Mud run 2014(Sorry for the delay with other stories…)

Picking up from last time

While getting ready in the morning, I was a bit stressed about riding around after the race in my friend’s car (since I didn’t want to get it all muddy and such). So, I tried to make sure I had towels and bags and things.

I was pretty woefully underprepared. I looked for plastic grocery bags, but all I could find were reusable ones with a few paper bags for recycling or what have you. (Curse our sustainable household!)

However, we did indeed have plastic trash bags that did not cross my mind until it was too late. (Kudos to those of you who were already yelling that at your computer screen.)

I grabbed one (one?!) towel with the intention of sitting on it, on the way home (if I were still too dirty for the car). I did wrangle two plastic bags from the Apple Store (yay for hard drive purchases – always a thing of wonderful safety, apparently even down to the bags they come in.

I got a second pair of shoes. (That I knew for sure would be necessary.) I even brought a second hat. (And of course I brought a change of clothes.)

Somehow I forgot sunscreen! How did I, of all people, forget sunscreen? I’m constantly telling everyone in my life they need to wear more sunscreen – and I don’t even bring it on a run? Aye, aye, aye. Where’s my head? …Probably in a very painful sun-induced screaming/crying fit in a little while due to the painful Los Angeles rays.

(I actually was totally fine, but that doesn’t mean it’s smart to not wear sunscreen. It just means I was at least semi-protected with a bunch of other layers of other things, and I was lucky that day.)

I did remember water (very smart) and bars of food (yummy). Then I went on my merry way to the race.

(When we get to the post-race shower and clean up and all of that, we can talk about what I wish I’d brought. Thank goodness for this awesome learning experience – especially since I have a crazy 12-mile obstacle course run coming up in September!)

I’ll pick up here next time.

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