My first marathon is Sunday and I really do feel like a kid preparing for the first day of school.
I’ve laid out my Santa Rosa Marathon “outfit” from my shorts and top down to my undergarments and compression sleeves. I even have my favorite energy gels — Gu’s Jet Blackberry — ready to place into my shorts’ inside pocket on race day.
My TriSlide anti-chafe spray skin lubricant is packed and ready, along with my sunscreen, sunglasses and hair tie. My Nike+ SportWatch GPS is fully charged. I plug it in and update the GPS system every day — just in case.
I’ve been walking around the house at least once every day looking for anything else that I might need to pack for the race. It’s like having first day of school anxiety when I’d triple-check my backpack because I was sure I’d overlooked something essential — like a pencil...