Meet "The Action Packer". Everything I can possibly need for this race has to fit in this lockable 24-gal tote. Shoes, clothes, sleeping bag, towels, nutritional products, sports drinks, medical supplies... EVERYTHING must fit.
This week has been a whirlwind. A typical day: run, get boys up/dressed/fed and off to school, run or bike, go to work, pick boys up from school and help with homework, make dinner, cajole boys into eating dinner (why is it they will happily eat McDonalds' every day but won't even look at grilled salmon and veggies?), head to cub scouts/karate/rugby, deliver them home to Dad for baths and bedtime stories and run again - all interspersed with making lists, checking lists and panicking that I don't yet have everything on lists. Paying bills and cleaning house is not taking top priority right now!