Started Packing. Shit’s Getting Real
Started packing today and it’s becoming real to me.
So far my backpack weighs 3.7kg in total and my waist belt is carrying just under 1kg of stuff. This shouldn’t be too much of a burden to carry.
Inside my race belt is my wallet, Anker charger, phone and speakers. In my left back bag pocket I’ve got Bodyglide for my nips and roll on antiperspirant in the right back pocket so I’m not killing people with my mega armpit funk.
I’ve put all of my shirts in one dry bag and all of my shorts, socks and my coat in the other. I’ve reserved a compartment in my bag for dirty clothes to stop my sweat from contaminating all of the fresh shit.
I anticipate that I will be using my speakers a lot to keep me amused when I’m running through the wilderness in the West Country. They link up with my phone and the Fenix 3 to allow control over my tunes. They are the heaviest item that I’m carrying beside the rucksack itself weighing 0.4kg or 1lb.
I’m gonna be uploading runs instantly after I’ve stopped just in case you think I’m gonna try to pull a Robert Young on you.
The idea behind this is to have fun and boost my fitness and prove to myself that I’m capable of more than I think. I’m hoping to do it within 35 days. If it goes on for much longer than that then my budget will start to squeeze to a point where I can no longer stay in lavish Travelodge’s and instead fall back into wanky hostels and Airbnb’s.
If I start slacking off I’ll think about that Airbnb family whose bathroom I flooded and get my legs fucking pumping to stop it from happening again.
My revised kit list
I am not bringing an emergency fucking Mars Bar. All of the ultras require you to bring a Mars Bar incase you’re being clawed to death by a bear and you need to get it the fuck off you.
- 40l backpack
- Fenix 3
- Petzl Nao headtorch
- Anker Soundcore speakers.
- Karrimor race belt
- 4-in-1 charging adapter
- 2 Dry bags for my backpack
- Range of hi-vis lights and gear
- 5 pairs of running shorts
- 5 t-shirts.
- Waterproof running coat
- Bodyglide to stop my tits burning
- My beanie hat.
- 5 pairs of socks.
- Mobile phone
- Roll on deodorant
If I need anything else I’ll buy it whilst I’m on the road. I’d rather go into the run with less stuff than I need than more. Be wasteful to start throwing shit away.