Hey, friends—happy Thursday! Is the week flying by for anyone else? Although maybe it’s because I leave for Lake Placid today—woohoo!
Even though I signed up for body marking and wetsuit stripping at Ironman 70.3 Syracuse last July, Ironman Lake Placid will be my first time volunteering this year. (Side note: how did Syracuse take place more than one year ago?!) I’m traveling with one of my teammates who’s volunteered at Placid before (five times to be exact, so she has the weekend down to a science!), plus another friend who’s tackling the 2.4-mile swim, 112-mile bike, and 26.2-mile run. And being supportive triathletes, we made signs and t-shirts last night.
Shhh, it’s a surprise.
Anyway, I finally got down to packing for the long weekend, and unsurprisingly, I’m bringing more workout clothes than “real” ones.
Here’s what I’m packing:
For swimming – swim suit, wetsuit, BodyGlide, flip flops, three pairs of goggles (really), plus way too many swim caps.
For biking – my too heavy road bike, helmet, cleats, water bottles, biking shorts and jerseys.
For running – shorts, tank tops, Garmin, only one pair of sneakers. (I know—I’m proud of me too!)
Miscellaneous – sunglasses, sunscreen, lots of socks, etc. Oh, plus a bag filled with snacks and nutrition.
Hey, it’s going to be a long drive!
And like I said, I will have some “real” clothes, but I’m crossing my fingers that t-shirts, sweat pants, and running shorts will be the unofficial dress code.
Talk to you in Placid—and have a great weekend, everyone!