Running the Boston Marathon? 7 Items for Your Race Survival Kit

Photo by: Lizzie Heiselt
Anti-chafing Cream
The marathon is a long race. If anything rubs the wrong way, there will likely be blood and/or blisters by the end. But anti-chafing cream keeps things ... more 
Photo by: Lizzie Heiselt
Anti-chafing Cream
The marathon is a long race. If anything rubs the wrong way, there will likely be blood and/or blisters by the end. But anti-chafing cream keeps things rubbing smoothly. I put it all over my feet and under my sports bra straps.
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Fri, Apr 12, 2013 2:58 PM EDT
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. 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 a marathon can possibly be. But I'm also packing up some additional "weapons" to make the race comfortable and - as much as possible - enjoyable. Take a look below at 7 must-have items in my race kit. - By Lizzie Heiselt



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