Wearing a specific piece of jewelry. Eating the same breakfast every time. Wearing a specific hat or socks or color. Warming up a specific distance before each race.
Since today is St. Patrick’s day, the topic of Tuesdays on the Run with April and Patty is “Good Luck Charms and Rituals.” Got one? Share below or on your own blog post and link up below. As per usual, feel free to share any running related post and if you @ me in a tweet, I’ll be sure to retweet you. HEADS UP: next week’s topic is favorite spectator signs! I wanna hear the best you’ve seen, some awesome ones you’ve made, what you’d like to see on a sign, etc. Pictures = even better! The week after that, we want to hear about your dream race: maybe you’ve run one that you consider dream worthy, perhaps you have a specific location you’d like to race, or a certain way you’d have a race organized. Tell us your dreams!
Now, back to the topic at hand… I got nothin’. Unless wasting too much time on Facebook on race mornings is a lucky ritual, I don’t really have a ritual and I never wear/don’t have a lucky charm. Yeah, I know. I’m boring.
I mean, I do have things I tend to do the same for every race: I have a specific brand/style of underwear that I wear, but that’s because they are the only ones I’ve NEVER chafed with. I also eat approximately the same thing – almond butter and jelly sandwich, but that’s because I’ve never had bathroom issues, ahem, with that particular choice. I also get up at least an hour before I need to leave my house so that I have time to wake up, but again, that’s more just knowing what works for my body than thinking it will make me “lucky.” I also drink a beer the night before most races, but really, that’s just ’cause I like beer LOL.
What about you? Do you have a lucky charm or ritual? Do you have plans for St. Patrick’s Day? I plan to run for 2 hours. Yeah, I know how to party.