How to Survive Little 500

Ah, 'tis the season of Little 5. The sun is shining, birds are chirping, and bike teams are training. Although the race isn't until Saturday of next week, we all know that Little 5 is a week long celebration. With concerts and other various festivities every night, I think that each and every one of us can agree that it's going to be a crazy week. Because I want everyone to make it out of Little 5 in one piece, I have decided to create a LITTLE  Little 5 Survival Guide. 

Food is Key

Little 5 is the perfect excuse to eat an insane number of breakfast buddies without any judgment from your fellow Gresham goers (FINALLY!). I highly suggest that if you are running low on meal points, to call the 'rents right now and ask for more. You no longer receive meal points you say? Find someone who does, and milk them for everything they're worth. This is the one time of year that I will support any purchase of potato ole's, so go get 'em, boys and girls! The key to Little 5 survival is consuming above average amounts of greasy, bad-for-me foods, so take full advantage. This is a no judgment week.

Dress the Part

It's the season of frat tanks, fanny packs, and flip flops ladies and gents. Rock 'em.

My Fanny Pack Rules

As I mentioned above, it's time to break out your fave fanny pack! Snap that baby around your waist, and let the fun begin. Fanny packs allow you a full range of motion, while still keeping your belongings nestled safely within. What could be better? What do I keep in my fanny pack you ask? Anything! Stuff each compartment with anything you think you might need on race day. I'll give you some examples.

  •     Band-aids- for the injury prone.
  •     Snacks- to snack on obvi.
  •     Candy- because everyone likes the kid with candy.
  •     Sun screen- because you know it would make your mother so happy.
  •     Stunna Shades- no explanation necessary.
  •     Gum- "for a good clean feeling, no matter what."

Sensible Footwear

The stands around the race track are no place for slippery shoes. Traction is good. No one wants to be the kid who falls down the bleachers in the middle of the race. So, lace up those connies and head to the track!

Keep Calm and Ride On. 

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