Kelly the Culinarian: Three Things Thursday

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Three Things Thursday

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!"


The Brit With A Blog said...

No tutu? #rockthetutu

Kelsey said...

Good luck! And don't feel like you over pack, i feel as if i do too and I'm slowly learning to just go with it and not think too much anymore

Losing Lindy said...

good luck this weekend, and pray that I win your contest! ;)

jamiely78 said...

Good luck this weekend!