I love exploring new places through running and my travel has taken me to some pretty cool places over the past few years – San Diego, Las Vegas, Chicago, Philadelphia and Montreal, just to name a few. Sure, travel can be fun, but sometimes it can be stressful too. These travel essentials help to make my travel more enjoyable!
When you travel and you’re surrounding by hundreds, sometimes thousands of people, you come in direct contact with lots of germs. Who has time to be sick on vacation? Not me! I’ve been using Airborne for the past 2 years whenever I travel and it has kept my healthy (knock on wood)! Each tablet has 1,000mg of vitamin C and it’s high in other antioxidants as well. My favorite flavor is the zesty orange.
Yes, it may look like a torture device, but it’s necessary to keep my muscles happy, especially when traveling! I was gifted the R8 Roller last year for Christmas and it’s one of my favorite gifts ever! Its very compact so it can easily fit in your suitcase. Trust me, your legs will love it, especially after running a half or full marathon!
Whether I travel by train on plane, I can never sleep. To keep myself occupied I often do wordsearch puzzles. Does anyone else do this? I know it’s kind of old school but I really like it. It also helps me feel like I’m using my brain instead of watching hours of TV shows or movies, lol.
Multiple Device Charger
I often travel with my family so that mean LOTS of different electronic devices – cell phones, iPads, laptops, etc. Not to mention all of the items that need to be charged fr running – headphones, iPod and my GPS watch. A multiple device charger definitely comes in handy! We first tried this out during our trip to Montreal and it was a lifesaver since there weren’t many electrical outlets in the hotel room.
Pro Compression Socks
I pretty much live in the over-the-calf Pro Compression socks when I travel. Racecations can include a Lot of walking – visiting the expo, exploring the city by foot, and of course, running all the races! These socks help my legs and feet feel less fatigued and sore. Wearing compression socks on flights can also help prevent leg swelling and reduce risks of DVT (deep vein thrombosis).
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In other news, Pro Compression just opened up their 2018 Ambassador applications TODAY! As a “legacy” ambassador, I cannot say enough great things about the company and the program as it really feels like a family. If you’re a fan of their socks and want to continue to spread the ProCo love, I encourage you to apply!
What are your must-have items when traveling?