Marathon Packing

I spent the entire day today doing laundry! It took forever and I didn’t want to start packing until I had all my laundry done so it all took a while!

I wasn’t really planning on packing too much, I swear. I thought I would have half an empty bag to check but boy was I wrong!

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I decided to dedicate one of my carry on bags solely to everything I would need for the race. Heaven forbid my luggage gets lost, at least I have my outfit and shoes and all the things I need to run with me.

I figured that was one of the most important things!

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I also have my new SLR camera bag, which I love with all my heart, and my very important new shoes!

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The small grey bag is my real carry on. It will have my computer, a book, some magazines and some snacks!

And the big guy in the back is the bag I will check. It’s hard to pack for cooler weather! Lots of planning goes into that process. I swear I tried to condense. 🙂

I usually don’t have a problem carrying on 2 bags plus my camera bag, but if anyone says anything I can just hand a bag to fiancé since he will only have a backpack! Yay!

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Jackson is currently protesting our leaving. He knows something is up and he doesn’t like it, but I know he is very excited to spend the week with Auntie Kate and Uncle Noodles!

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Now it’s time to finish a few last minute things and then it’s off to bed to get up bright and early for Chicago! I am so excited to just GET THERE already!

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I’ll talk to you next from the Windy City!

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How do you pack for races you have to travel too? Do you over pack like me? I always say its better to be safe than sorry and not wish you had packed something!

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4 Comments

  • Reply Melissa Cari @ Miles for Markets October 7, 2010 at 2:22 am

    Ah I cant believe your marathon is this weekend. Honestly, you can't possibly pack too much for this. Bring EVERYTHING you think you might need. So excited for you!

  • Reply Marilyn @ Lipgloss and Spandex October 7, 2010 at 2:55 am

    Good luck this weekend!

    By the way, I'm just like you. I always overpack! I hate not having something.

  • Reply maggie October 7, 2010 at 4:43 am

    I am an overpacker too, just can't help it! My first (and only so far) out of town race was the disney world half marathon last january, in which it snowed! I had a whole bag to carry on as well full of running stuff. I wasn't sure what I would need and ended up using more than I had planned for. Plus toss away clothes. Better safe than sorry, good luck and have a blast!

  • Reply Living and Loving in L.A. October 7, 2010 at 4:44 am

    When I ran the Nike Women's Marathon last year, I was just like you. Overpacking and carrying on all of my race-day essentials. It's really important that you do! You're a smart girl!
    You are going to do amazing at this and I can't wait to hear all about it!
    Xo,
    Erin

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