I'll leave the house at 0430 (Romeo for you Zulu time folks) to reach the headquarters/competitors staging area around 0630, similar to last year. The race starts at 0800, so I'll have plenty of time to set up my area, with a 10x10 shelter tent, lay out my tarp and get my clothes and gear sorted, as well as my food.
There's really not a whole lot to do in the morning, it's just a matter of telling the feet and legs to start and then to keep going. I have tried a new on-the-go energy food recipe that I've liked, so I made it for this race: brown rice squares, layered with semi-sweet chocolate chips, re-hydrated apricots (like a jam, just not as sweet) and crushed roasted cashews. We'll see how they taste at two in the morning.
|Rice squares, gingerbread, mint tea, RuckPack|
and protein smoothies. Pickle juice is in the green container on the left.
If you want to check in on me throughout the race, you can do so here: Croatan24 Live. I am #75, (White bib group - there are also Red and Blue bib groups).
This is a MARSOC Foundation fundraiser and the longer I run and the further I go, the more I hope to raise. If you've been following me for a while, you know how hard this race is going to be. I am asking for one dollar for every hour I complete or .50 cents for every mile I cover. Email me to make a pledge. Following the race's completion on Sunday morning, I will post and tweet the total mileage and total hours and the link to donate.