Chi-caaaaaaga. Chi-cah-go. Chica-chic-aaah.
I’m practicing my Chicago accent and I think I’m going to go with Chi-caaaaaaga. You just have more fun saying it in that, you know, the look at me, I’m a tourist, sort of way. Yes, that’s it.
Along with my verbiage practice, this weekend I squeaked out an awful 10 miler (yes, my body was telling me it was still sick). But the good news is that I actually didn’t wait until the last minute to pack, which gave me ample time to lay out everything and take a photo. Smile, Lola!
The bad news? It gave me more time to say….
“Heels! I may need heels for a nice dinner!”
“Roctane? I’ve never used it before but we’ll bring it along just in case.”
“What about my Rachel Roy chunky sweater? It could get cold.”
“Should I wear the fuel belt or bring a hand-held? Hmm, I’ll just bring both.”
“I never eat that much Gu in a race, but you never know…I could bonk!”
“Boots! It’s fall and boots are a fall essential!”
And after too much self-persuasion, I was easily over-packed and over-whelmed. So here it is folks, a glimpse at most of what I want to pack (not including toiletries, my running electronics which were charging and some other nonsense). Sure, I like to travel light, but I also want to be fully prepared and ready for anything! What are the essential/not really essential items you bring with you when traveling for races? Is there anything I forgot?!?