Preparation for races (in Jaime's world, anyway) typically consists of me going to work the day before, staying up all night scrambling to get things done, stuffing mostly dry clothes into my suitcase, and then flying out the door at 4:00 am to make some ungodly early flight.
Not this time, folks! I was smart and took tomorrow off. We're meeting tomorrow night to pack and decorate the vans, catch a few hours of sleep and then head out for Wickenberg at 3:00.
I'm sure I will have all sort of words of wisdom post Ragnar, but here's what I know so far:
1. I look awesome in a headlamp. Sort of coal miner meets the 70's.
|Don't be jealous.|
2. There's a lot of safety gear required. There's a lot of rules in general when running Ragnar. Like, a lot.
|Okay, so I don't have any money. Moving on...|
|You'll be able to see me from space!|
|I'm actually bringing more than this in case anyone forgets to bring enough fuel.|
|Okay, yes, there's Sweet Tarts in there, too. Don't judge.|
Note: You probably shouldn't wait until the last minute to get your safety gear. But in Jaime time, this is actually waaaaaay in advance, I mean the race doesn't even start for like 36 hours!
5. There's also something called the Ragnar Race Bible. I think you're supposed to read it before you leave...hmmm, I better get on that.
6. I'm SUPER UPSET that this sweatshirt is sold out. It's definitely the best one and I MUST HAVE IT. Ugh,what's a girl to do?
|I want this to be mine. All mine.|
Our team name is Run To The Desert? We Thought They Said Dessert! Or Team Dessert for short.
If anyone is just dying to follow what we're up to (or Ragnar del Sol happenings in general), here's a link to my Instagram page. Look for hash tags #TeamDessert, #Ragnar, #Ragnarrelay, #RagnarDS and #RagnarDelSol. I'm sure hash tags will be the same on Twitter.
Okay, I better get back to work. And by "work" I actually mean watching Modern Family.