7.) All the salted watermelon you can eat! Hydrating AND yummy.
6.) So many uses for ice you'd make Kristoff proud (after all, ice is his whole life). Ice baths, ice on various body parts, ice down your shirt, ice on your head...really, anything to keep cool.
5.) Speaking of ice...creative uses of your child's stuff animals! Here, Spotted Turtle offers a shell.
Technically, it's a long(er) run squished around a shorter run, like a 20-miler on Saturday followed by 10 on Sunday. So far I've done a 14/7 and a 16/8. But - this is exciting - I just got the green light to "start experimenting" with nutrition during long runs and that means there will literally be sandwiches during the sandwich runs. Almond butter and jelly on white bread, anyone? Does it come with a pickle spear?
2.) Custom shirts! Because if you are training for an ultra, everyone needs to know about it.
Just kidding. Any potential weight loss will be offset by your insane, insatiable hunger. Your grocery bill will just go through the roof because you'll be consuming the same amount of food a small country goes through in a month. Phrases like, "Just put the food in my mouth and no one gets hurt!" will fly out of your mouth when the marathon hunger hits.
Who wants more salted watermelon?
T-minus six weeks and two days until the ET Full Moon Ultra. I've already advised Brian to buy two 10-pound bags of ice for this weekend (I have a 20-miler Saturday morning) and my foam roller now occupies a special place in our living room (and my heart). Here's hoping my nerves and knees hold up.