The Boston Marathon is on Monday, and I’m running it. I’ve trained and prepared as well as I can for this 26.2 mile jaunt from Hopkinton, MA to Boston, and for the past several days I’ve been running less, taking care of my minor pains and niggles, sleeping as much as my baby will allow, and prepping for my 3-day carb load. All of those things should make the run as painless as running 26.2 miles can possibly be. But I’m also packing up some additional “weapons” to make the race comfortable and as much as possible enjoyable.
Here’s what’s in my race day kit: