1. I'm realizing there is absolutely no such thing as packing light for a marathon. I've traveled for a week on less than what I'm taking for my 24-hour trip to Indiana. I have an outfit for if it's warm, I have an outfit for if it's cold, I have my comfies and a I have a post-race brewery outfit. Because that's a thing. And all my fuel, toiletries and snacks. I'm ridiculous, clearly.
2. Anne asked me via my Facebook page what to look for in bike shorts. I buy mine on The Clymb or Amazon and look for long-distance shorts, not tri shorts or briefs. Those just aren't sturdy enough for long distances. I prefer the longer shorts (seven inches) so they don't ride up and cause chafing, because that's not hot. I typically go with Canari or Pearl Izumi, mostly because of the price point. Make sure the pad (or chamois) is contoured, too, so you don't feel like you're wearing a diaper. Also, look for shorts that have gripper dots like these:
Rather than a strip of rubber like this.
The later will inevitably squeeze your legs into sausage-like tubes. Not cute, and not comfy.
|Sausage effect = not cute.|
3. I'm taking probiotics like it's my job in prep for the marathon Saturday. I've never had this brand before, but the fact that it gives me a grin brightens my mornings. It's the little things in life, right?
|"Good morning, Kelly's tummy!"|