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26 Mile Oats + Marathon Checklist, Hair & a Sandwich

Posted Nov 05 2011 9:30pm


I’ve been running around the apartment trying to make sure I have everything for tomorrow. I can’t believe it’s finally here. To make certain I have everything I need, I made a handy dandy checklist. See anything missing?

My marathon checklist - Shoes (let’s hope I don’t forget these!)
- Bib number and clothes (Cause for Celebration tank, sports bra, nike capris)
- Nice, anti-blister socks
- Neon pink arm warmers :)
- GU gels (4-5)
- Runner’s fanny pack
- iPod, charged and fully loaded
- Metrocard
- Throw-away warm clothes (sweatshirt, turtleneck and pants)
- Heart rate monitor
- iPod/Phone arm band
- Running gloves
- Morning water bottle
- Tylenol
- A good spirit and a mantra for motivation

I also think I have discovered the BEST marathon hairstyle. French braid pigtails, twisted and tied together at the bottom. Thanks, Bailey for being my official NYC Marathon hair stylist.

It looks a little messy in these pics, but I messed it up putting on my ASU hoodie this AM.

I’m also prepping breakfast for tomorrow- my long-run chia oats! This has been my go-to breakfast before my long runs. The combination of carbs, protein and hydrating chia seeds keeps me full and energized.

They don’t look like much now, but left overnight in the fridge, voila thick and delicious oats.

26 Mile Oats
1/2 cup oats
2 tablespoons chia seeds
1 1/2 cups almond milk
1/2 Clif bar (or your favorite protein/nutrition bar)
Sprinkle of stevia (optional)
1/2 teaspoon salt (I normally only add a smidge, but I need the salt for water retention)

Mix all ingredients except Clif bar. Put in fridge overnight. In the morning, crumble bar and mix in. Eat!

For tomorrow, I’m adding in this baby: Peanut Toffee Buzz

Finally, since I’m going to be waiting around for a couple of hours before I actually run, I made a pre run snack featuring Brooklyn Brine’s Chipotle Carrots & Peanut Butter & Co.’s White Chocolate Wonderful . What’s with the pickled carrots? I’m trying to make sure I have enough sodium in my body. It is actually recommended that runners eat a salt packet before and during the race to make up for all the sodium that gets sweated out and to help with water retention. I chose pb & pickles. Somewhere a pregnant lady is craving this. ;)

Ok, it’s time for me to get to bed. Send me any last minute songs or mantras that pump you up! Here we go…

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