Thursday, March 31, 2011

Dearborn, MI here we come...

While friends and neighbors fill their suitcases with bathing suits, shorts, tank tops and flip flops, I fill my overnight bag with GU, bananas, my Garmin and sneakers.  And tights.  And capris.  And a short sleeved technical shirt.  And a long sleeved Icebreaker marino wool shirt.  And a couple (yes, that is 2) jackets.

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...

1 comment:

  1. So glad you took a picture of your stuff, because now I feel like I over packed! I could dress the entire 35-39 female age bracket. The treats look yummy, can't wait!