**Check it out as Cynthia and I live tweet from the event. Follow us @SamSkinnyJeans and @CynthiaLaforge for the full day play-by-play**
As you read this I am participating in the Easter Seals 24 Hour Relay which is an awesome event that supports a really great cause here in Ontario. The relay is held in a park near the lake and basically my teammates and I pledge to run one mile laps for the full day and night to raise money and awareness for great kids who have disabilities.
If it sounds like I lot let me assure you its not. First, no one runs more then one lap at a time so there is lots of opportunity to recover, refuel and have a lot of fun. There is baseball, volleyball, karaoke and live music to keep us entertained. I am hanging out with a great group of coworkers, friends and The Boyfriend for the entire time. And of course the cause is worth every minute of lost sleep.
Preparing for the event:
Knowing that it was going to be a long day I loaded up on a wide range of snacks to get us through
Yes sour keys are a crucial fuel for lap running. It's a scientific fact. Google it.
Someone begged me to "make him famous". I'm flattered that he thinks that this blog will bring him some sort of fame. Not so flattered that I refrained from calling him glory hog. (Or camera "w" word that I shall not repeat here)
I also made sure to pack some essentials. The poncho is for fashion because Mother Nature and I have a deal ....right Mama N??
In the bag is about 7 different outfits because no one wants to smell me after 10 laps and a day of sitting in the sun. The wardrobe changes are for everyone else and to guarantee that I'm not a one-woman team come midnight.
There's also lots of water, sunscreen, deodorant (you're welcome Cynthia and friends), and other "chilling in a park and being super active at the same time" type stuff.
It promises to be a great event and I can't wait to get back and blog all about it.
Stay tuned for a full recap on Monday and until then tune in to Twitter for live details all throughout the event.
Have a great weekend everyone!!
So tell me, what do you have planned this weekend?