Instead of heading to sunny Florida to see Mickey and Minnie or to Mexico for a lounge chair and a margarita for Spring Break, my closest running pals and I are headed to Ford Town Dearborn, MI to race in the Martian Half Marathon. So, I have a hard enough time as it is packing for vacations. But something about packing for a little overnight and 13.1 mile race has got my panties (and Under Armour bun-huggers) in a bunch. Wait. Let me run upstairs and pack those bun-huggers. OK. I'm back.
The Weather Channel has been all over the board for this race. Last week it was sunny with highs in the upper 40s. I grabbed my capris and short sleeve. Then earlier this week it was partly cloudy in the lower 40s. I promptly added a long sleeve and a jacket to the mix. With each change in the weather, my clothes pile grew bigger and bigger.
yes, we are staying just about 24 hours there. yes, i need this much stuff.
At press time (Press time? Who do i think i am, a writer for the New York Times?) the weather forecast is as follows:
AM snow showers. HIGH of 34 degrees.
The picture even has a cloud with snowflakes on it.
So back to my black bag I went, throwing in tights, yet another jacket, gloves, throw away gloves, neck gaiter, hat, headband, etc.
Because you just never know.
One thing I can be sure of is I am packing these:
And this too.
Wish us luck...