2012 Miles

Monday, October 11, 2010

My Bag is Packed!

I am going to admit that I have my bag packed already! Since I am taking it easy this week by biking and going on light runs I will not need my good running stuff so I decided to go ahead and pack. My husband saw the bag and was like "I wouldn't expect any less". Basically I am Type A to the tee. I have also e-mailed directions and times to the family coming up. Anyone out there wondering what to pack for a marathon? Well here is what is in my bag:

Running shoes : )
Thorlo socks
Capri running tights (45 degree start, 65 degree finish and prevents chub rub)
Running shorts to wear over tights (prevents camel toe and other TMI views)
Long Under Armour tank
Long Sleeve Wicking shirt that can be tied around waist when I get hot (mile 2)
Sweaty Band
Hat in case it rains
Throw away shirt to wear while waiting
Throw away gloves (will be off within one mile)
Running belt stocked with 3 gus and 1 thing of Clif Blocks
iPod with new playlist
Standard Pre-run breakfast (2 cereal bars)
3 bottles of water (I hate buying over priced water at hotels)

The after Marathon outfit:
Really tight Skinny Jeans to show off my running legs! HA! Or maybe for the compression.

I am super excited! I only get nervous for a minute or two. I feel very ready! My training has been light due to daily demands and a couple of brief illnesses but I really feel like my body is ready for this. The weather is suppose to be beautiful and my family is coming to watch. My parents, husband and son will be getting up at the crack of dawn to drive to Indianapolis to watch me finish and then they are taking me for a victory dinner. Since I am never hungry right after I am going to go shower and then drive towards Louisville (sorta half way between Indianapolis and home) to eat. I have picked Los Aztecas a yummy Mexican restaurant my husband and I ate at in August for our anniversary trip. I will be stopping at The Cheesecake Factory for a huge piece of cheesecake on the way home!

Thanks to everyone that follows! If anyone out there is doing Indianapolis let me know!


  1. Glad you made a list so i can semi go by yours so i dont forget anything! :)

  2. Good luck! I really need to get packing for the race. We are leaving here on Thursday and have an 11 hour drive ahead of us. If you see me say hi! On race day I am going to wear a white hat, yellow shirt, orange skirt and striped knee high socks. I'm hard to miss!

  3. Can you pick me up a piece of Cheesecake? LOL
    Good Luck & have FUN!! Can't wait to hear about it!!

  4. Gooooo Twila! good luck. Can't wait to hear how it goes.

  5. Have a great time, and remember to enjoy it!!