One of the things that B and other people regularly comment on is just how much stuff that I. and many other runners, take with us on runs. Now I don't really need all of these things; I just enjoy them. I like running with music and I like a lot of the information and comfort that some of these things give me.
Here is a list of the things I regularly use on a run, especially anything over six miles:
Brooks Adrenaline Series 12 shoes with two inserts per shoe, one overall insert and one metatarsal insert
Garmin GPS and heart-rate monitor- tells me where I am, how far I've run, calories I've burned, how fast I am going, and other pieces of information I like to see
KT Tape- I use this to tape and support muscles that are injured
IPhone- I used my phone to take this picture so my ear-buds are standing-in for this gadget
Bloks- shot blocks are like gel Gatorade. I eat them for energy if I am running more than 7 miles to replenish salt and sugar
Body-Media- I wear this all day, everyday now. It keeps track of my sleep, calories burned, and some other pieces of information that I find valuable
Nu-Skin- I put this on places that I already have blisters or am likely to blister on my feet. It is like a liquid band-aid
Not pictured: my Road-ID. I forgot this but I always wear it when I run on my isolated paths. It has my name, my allergies, and my contact information in case something happens to me.
Camel-Bak- if I am on a training run I pack water. I won't carry any water with me tonight because Disney is very good about lacing the path with water stations.
Also, check out this awesome shirt that I chose, B picked the slogan, and Jenn ironed on the lettering for me to wear tonight for the race!
As this is the Wind and Dine Half Marathon I thought a food related shirt was a great idea.