So it was the Nike Human Race this past weekend. The race took place in LA around the campus of USC and by the Coliseum. The race also started at midnight. Yes, you run the race in the dark. I came home early from work because I had a migraine and was a little worried if I’d make it out to race. I took a nap and woke up three hours later, and realized I had to eat dinner in order to have some fuel in my body for the race. My head still hurt but when I get migraines it comes in waves. It was also dark when I woke up and that was helpful because when I have migraines I am super sensitive to light. So I drove to Chick-fil-a for a little pre-race dinner and came home, rested and then got ready to go. It was really weird not being so early in the morning. I drove up there with a friend and we got there right about 10:00pm.
We had more than enough time before the race, so we went and picked up my race shirt, which also has your bib number on it and then went back to my car. I seriously could have napped but I knew if I took a nap I would probably end up sleeping through the race or something. I also didn’t want to be too tired to race. Finally at 11:00pm we decided to walk over to the starting area. I changed into my shirt and ate four sport beans. The shirt is actually a decently fitting tech tee and I’m glad that I can wear it again. Once we walked over, I was going to meet up with my friend Chris, who is a huge inspiration to me. He’s an Iron Man and has a sweet blog too. Anyways, it was very dark still even in the starting areas and there was a lot of