Running a marathon requires endurance, patience, and perseverance. Without these essential qualities, many runners would quickly lose sight of the goal and fail. During the duration of the average 4 hours and 19 minutes it takes to complete the marathon, you get the chance to think about a lot of things. It’s just you, the asphalt, and your thoughts. Some people soul search, others think about how grateful they are for their bodies to be able to run, and maybe some try not to think at all. Regardless of the thoughts you may have during the journey, the last thought on your mind should be if you need something in the moment, right then and there. A great solution to take the stress away of worrying about having things with you during your run is creating a small runner’s kit!
Creating a marathon emergency kit in a small plastic container can help you focus on your thoughts and not on stress. Simply add what you need and run. You can put it in a small backpack and keep everything neat, organized, and minimal. Don’t let the stress of ‘what if I need something” stay in the back of your mind. Focus on your race and persevere.
Simply add what you need and run. You can put it in a small backpack and keep everything neat, organized, and minimal. Don’t let the stress of ‘what if I need something” stay in the back of your mind. Focus on your race and persevere.
How to make a Runner’s Kit:
To make a small plastic running kit there are a few things you need to do.
First, gather all of your running essentials and put them in front of you. Think of what you need before race and what you would need if something happened during your race, such as a headache or a blister.
Second, find a plastic container that fits everything you need and that will fit comfortably on you or in your gym bag. LAcontainers and Meiho containers are lightweight, which makes it easily transportable. They are also clear making it convenient to see everything you have with you.
Third, put all of your things into the container! You can keep these on you during your run or give them to a waiting family member for before or after your race!