Everyone kind of laughed as I started hauling out the candy and treats I had brought for my drop bag. I had so many different things with me at Run for Water and I found that what I wanted most during the run were the salty chips and sweet candy. I decided to stick with that for Baker so I bagged up some red licorice, chocolate covered raisins, Pringles and mini granola bars along with my usual Jelly Belly Sport Beans and my new favourite chews, Pro Bar Bolt. For the end of the race, I made sure to have my chocolate milk for yummy refuelling and a few treats to celebrate with.
In a very rookie-like move I had also decided to try something new for this race (I know, I know). I'd been meaning to buy a hydration vest and just didn't get around to getting one until the week before the race. Solana ordered one for me and Friday night was the first time I was trying it on so we took a little bit of time for her to "teach" me how to wear it and use it. I was surprised at how comfortable it felt, even full of water and candy. Just to be safe, I packed my water belt in my drop bag just in case the vest bugged me on race day.
With everything all packed and ready to go the only thing left was to snuggle in and try to get a good sleep. Candace, Dianna and I were all sleeping in the family room together and we chatted a little bit before falling asleep.
Next up, my Baker Lake 50k race report.