Camping has sure come a long way since I was a kid, it’s so high tech now. I remember getting to the campsite and then for the next couple of hours, hearing my parents argue about setting up the tent. What tent pole goes where and so on and so on… I thought when I grow up, I won’t be like that. Fast forward to my first married camping experience…it was exactly the same. Not sure what it is about setting up a tent that drives everyone crazy but NO MORE. Camping equipment has been upgraded to make your life a whole lot easier, heres a couple of my favorites.
I have a unique relationship with music. While I enjoy it, I rarely listen to it. Pretty much the only time I do is when I run. I never used to listen to anything when I first started running but now I can barely run without it. I hate hearing my breathing and my ankle’s annoying cracking sound. Plus it helps me relax, my mind escape and depending on the tempo, it helps me run fast.
I knew going into my Ultra, I was going to need help creating a whole bunch of new, motivating playlists. I decided to send out a Instagram video plea to some of my favorite people and they did not disappoint. Not only did people respond but they really took time to think about what would help me, I was touched. Not sure if they knew I was going to download song by song and create a playlist for my race but that’s exactly what I did. While I got a lot of amazing suggestions, three playlists really stood out and were used A LOT during my race.