First of all, I would like everyone to know that I should be in Chicago right now, relaxing in my hotel. But I’m not. I am sitting in the airport in Kansas City waiting for my flight, after my first flight was 8 hours delayed. I might have had a tiny meltdown (ok, like 6 huge meltdowns) already and threatened multiple ticketing agents. They don’t think running a marathon is as big of a deal as I do. How dare them.
6:30am, at MCI airport –
Ali: “You don’t understand. I need to be in Chicago TODAY. THIS MORNING. I have to do stride outs and hydrate and prepare for my MARATHON.”
American Airlines Worker: “Mam (ummm, how dare she “Mam” me), we will do what we can. But right now we don’t have any other options”.
Ali: “I don’t care if you have me ride in the CARGO bin of a sold out flight. I don’t care if I have to sit in the bathroom for 1 hour, GET ME TO CHICAGO ASAP THIS MORNING!!!!!!”
Worker: “Ok, how about a 1:58pm flight?”
Ok…now onto the point of this blog post….
Have you ever seen those articles in US Weekly, where they go through a celebrities bag? Well, I thought it would be fun to show you what is in my bag when I travel for a race! Here we go!
I hate that I have to run with an inhaler strapped to me, but such is life for a person with asthma.
KT Tape is a lifesaver.
I take 4 ibuprofen before the race starts.
I love strawberry lemonade NUUN.
GU is my go-to safe gel.
Gatorade pre-game is so yummy.
Zone Bars for pre-race.
Chex Mix is my crack.
Arbonne Detox Tea.
Spi Belts to store our GU, will remove after first two GU’s are gone.
Workout clothes galore. I didn’t even pack a pair of jeans!
Laptop to blog.
Cross body bag – a must for traveling!
Make up, hair tools.
And everything else.
In 12 short hours, I will be on my way to a two time marathon title. And I can’t freaking wait.