ragnar so cal {team sparkle relay essentials}

by @according2kelly on May 22, 2012

when your running an ultra relay – your van is your home on wheels. you need to be self-sufficient & prepared for anything. knowing this, we reached out to some of our favorite brands & companies (other than team sparkle), & invited them to “join” us on our 200+ mile adventure…

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come “race” day we packed sparklicious swaggerwagon with:

* pretzels, fruit, bananas & all kinds of food from fresh & easy neighborhood market
* every flavor of NUUN to keep us hydrated (my favorites are fruit punch & grape)
* Honey Stinger waffles & energy chews (have you tried the chocolate waffles?!)
* SKINS compression recovery tights (completing the relay would not have been possible, had i not “slithered” into my recovery tights after every run)
* KT Tape (i love the funny stares & questions i get about the “funny” tape on my knees. someone even asked if it was a tattoo)
* chocolate milk from rockview dairy (i honestly drank some after every run, it my favorite “my after”
* bengay (to soothe our tired muscles, & hopefully cover up some of the girl stank)
* SPI belts (i used mine to carry my inhaler & energy chews)

ragnar so cal {team sparkle relay essentials}

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& there’s no way i (or the rest of our team) would have been ready to run a 200+ “race” without our favorite personal trainer mark & his hit the mark bootcamp.

not only was mark there to support us during our actual adventure (mark was the official team sparkle driver), but mark helped us prepare for the months previous (as he kicked our butt during our early morning bootcamps).

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 while running a relay is always going to be hard, having NUUN, LaraBar, KT Tape, BENGAY, honey stinger, SKINS compression, fresh & easy, SPI belt, chocolate milk, & hit the mark fitness along for the ride Рmade it all that much better, & even a wee bit easier.

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read the rest of the team sparkle ragnar so cal adventure…
* part one: ragnar relay so cal {what is it?}
* part two: ragnar relay so cal {team sparkle ULTRA edition}
* part three: ragnar so cal {the sparklicious swaggerwaggon}
* part four: ragnar so cal {team sparkle relay essentials}
* part five: team sparkle RUNS ragnar so cal
* part six: kelly runs ragnar socal {with team sparkle}
* part seven: team sparkle FINISHES ragnar so cal

9 comments
Stephanie
Stephanie

I love fresh & easy so much. Wish there was one in my city! Also, I've always wanted to try Honey Stinger Energy Chews. And it's good to know about the waffles too! What exactly do you use the KT Tape for?

Rebecca
Rebecca

Ok, I've seen you wearing KT Tape in Team Sparkle pictures forever. This post and a pain-in-my-knee run yesterday inspired a run (a hobble actually) to Dick's Sports this morning. Instant relief, no kidding! Hoping this is the answer I've been searching for. Thanks!

Carolyn @ Sweetboaterchick
Carolyn @ Sweetboaterchick

That KT tape looks amazing. I am going to have to give that a try on my knee! Thanks for the great tips!

Bari
Bari

One of these days I WILL do a relay. If I can join up with such an awesome group of women like you did it will make it even better :)

Laura
Laura

I'm taking notes!! :-)

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

My kids would LIVE on honey stinger waffles if I let them! As for KT Tape, it solves ALL my aches and pains. I have terrible knees & KT Tape makes it possible to stay as active as I do! It's amazing stuff.

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

bummer about your aches & pains! but I'm SO glad the KT Tape helped! It's definitely magical!

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

if you have ANY issues or pain - then KT Tape is an absolute NECESSITY!

@according2kelly
@according2kelly

If you're running a relay, or just running in general - these are great products to have & companies to support!

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