Twas the Night Before Race Day

Last night I went to the gym for my last three miles & found they’re going to be closing at 5:00 on Fridays this month – i got there at 4:50! Lovely. I did enjoy my spaghetti dinner though.


I try to do a heavy carb meal two nights before instead of the night before a race. Especially pasta, since pasta & running the next morning are not my friends. I usually do rice the night before a race because that’s what I’ve found works best for me. Tonight it’ll be plain rice & chicken with some gatorade.

I started off my day with some pumpkin spice French Toast (no cinnamon roll pancakes like last weekend)! I used Pumpkin Spice bread.


Then I picked up my mom and sister and we went to Packet Pickup for my half marathon tomorrow.


Twas the night before Race Day, when all through the house
Not a runner was sleeping, not even a mouse
Compression socks were hung by the chimney with care,
In hopes that Race Day soon would be there.

The runners were nestled all snug in their beds,
While visions of race medals danced in their heads.
With my racing flats laced up, and my gu in my fuel belt.
Tomorrow could bring a new PR, that’s what I hoped I’ll be dealt!

Ok, that’s all I got! Hah! That’s my attempt at my Night Before Race Day poem. Since candy corn has proven the past couple months to help me run like a crazy woman when I eat it the night before, I’m off to eat me some!


What race rituals do you have the night before?