We have now less than couple weeks left and leaving for probably the biggest trip of my life. We are going to the World Championship in Poland.
Firstly I would like to thank you to those who donate to my crowdfunding, we are way over the target. Really appreciate that.
Secondly here’s to the post that will be full of panic and excitement ( I would advise closing the tab if you aren’t interested :D).
Last 2 weeks is really all about pre-race preparation. We have a couple more “race environment” runs for Laferra to grow into even more confidence. She is coming along so well. I am super proud of her. At training, she can fluff around, but at the race, she really surprised me. She is keen to go, stay focused, overtake and continue with the run. She does exactly what we have been training last few weeks. I am very happy that she made training hard so hopefully, we won’t many mistakes at the actual races.
I have been panicking and thinking about this for weeks. What do I really need? I have never been abroad with my dog. I know funny right, as I was always planning to take Roger, but didn’t really manage.
So what do I need?
Of course my running gear and Laferra’s running gear. I am sure we need more than just that?! Hope we will cope with weather in Poland. At the end of November, it will be cold there. Ohh gosh so glad we have nice warm accommodation booked. Still panic is there.
We are going to a different country, different climate and totally the place I know well, or that what I thought. Yes, Poland is my country but I panic. I have managed to put this list together (please let me know if I missed something):
- running gear: Lafie’s harness, my belt and bungee lead
- spare my belt and bungee lead
- my running gear: shoes, long socks, shorts and vests
- water for Laferra (how much water do I really take for her for 10days?!)
- food for Laferra
- sardines for Laferra (hydration)
- tapeworms tablets for coming back
- Blanket for Lafie
- Jackets for Laferra
- Waterproof day to day shoes
- Winter Jacket
- Casual clothes
- insurance documents
- first aid kit for dogs (thanks for reminding me about this)
Here my list finished. I have no clue. I think I will start packing a week earlier, so I am totally sure I have everything. I am glad my parents are coming to the event, so they can always pick up something for me if I totally forget about it.
Although I am taking Laferra, I can’t forget that I am leaving Roger on his wee holidays here in Scotland. Need to make sure everything is arranged for him: dog walker, pick up at the weekend for the away weekend. Leave his food and toys, oh favorite blanket.
As I am driving first part of the trip myself, I need to make sure my car is checked: oil, bulbs, and tyres are pumped. Windscreen liquid filled. Yeah I know I am doing better here right?
Also enough money to pay for tolls on the way to Poland and back.
Another weekend, training and learning. Spot on! Up and down and I am defo buzzing for Poland. It is all about the clear run with my wee girl! She is doing soooo well! Different runs, different locations. Few mistakes but we learned the lesson! Last 2 weeks before us heading.
It isn’t just all about training. We had an amazing fun at the beach with our pals too!