After my sister forced me to down some Propel powdered-water and then go for a 3-mile sprint yesterday, I've been thinking about pre-workout preparation. I was never one for it but lately I've noticed I've become a bit more Jennifer-Lopez-diva about my demands. Like, I need those solid black hair ties and a bobby pin for my hair. If it's windy out, I need my lulelemon headband to cover my ears. (A trail-running friend recently told me about a mountain lion sighting that makes me think I now need a dog too.) I hate wearing hats or sunglasses while I run, as well as not having fresh music on my iPhone. If my exercise requirements aren't met, it brings out an OCD-level of frustration that ruins the entire effort and makes me miserable. Gosh, now that I say this outloud, I'm a freak.
What about you? Do you have a pre-workout regimen you follow religiously? Special socks or sports bra you absolutely can't exercise without? Or do you just hit the gym straight after a cheeseburger and in whatever you're wearing that day?