Scatter my ashes here...

Scatter my ashes here...
scatter my ashes in the desert...

Monday, April 28, 2014

Oil Change, Crack Dealer, and Errands for the Guilt Trip

After working all weekend I finally have a day to concentrate on packing and getting ready for the race. I did some errands this morning- got the oil changed, bought some race drinks and food that aren't perishable, and packed the table, chair, and coolers into the back of the car.

I started packing my clothes and running gear, with Iris's supervision, of course. Packing for a guilt trip.

Going through my running supplies, I have so much crap that accumulates in my foot box, first aid kit, and the other stuff that I bring to the table in my 24 hour races, that I have to go through it all and replace stuff. I also find the gels that expired in 2009, along with some old, leaky, sticky things that I can't identify.

Going through the gels, I realized my supply of double caffeine chocolate cherry Clif Shots was dwindling, so I had to make a trip to the crack dealer this morning. I went over to Runners' Roost and topped off my stash. There was a new guy there, looked like a college student, I'd never seen him before, and he didn't know me. I think I freaked him out a little when I asked him for crack.

I'm getting the evil eye while I organize all my stuff into bags. It's windy outside today, and cool. We probably haven't had more than 5 days where it got into the 70s yet this spring. It has been consistently cool. No rain, though. The leaves on the cottonwood trees are just starting to open, and there are a few lilac blooms.

With the weather the way it has been, I'm preparing for cold, wet conditions. Who knows what we'll get. Wheaties Boy and the Cereal Killas completed their R2R2R in cold, windy, rainy, muddy conditions, with a little snow. No problems with the heat for them. They did great, and it sounds like the weather made the adventure even more exciting.

The pictures they got were amazing, and they made a video, which I hope to be able to share or link to from this blog in the near future.

Back to packing...

4 comments:

Ultra Monk said...

have a good race

Alene Gone Bad said...

Thanks U.M.!

Rachel Gantenbein said...

Was seriously cracking up when you said you asked the worker for crack! Lol. When are you leaving for Iowa? Wish I could come and watch, or rather, run it with you....part of it anyway. Good luck to you!! You'll do awesome! Sure looks like Iris wants to be packed up and taken with. :)

Alene Gone Bad said...

Thanks Rachel! I wish you could come watch, except it would be really boring! Wrote you a private message...Iris wants to go but she would be bored. She might enjoy all the attention from the people at the track though...