It’s time to start thinking about your racecation packing list.
My plan? Put the suitcase out on the floor and start dropping things in it as needed.
It’s probably not the most efficient way, but it’s gotten me through my races thus far, though admittedly I tend to over pack.
So I’m probably not the best person to give you this advice, but I figure you can pick and choose what is important to you and pack accordingly.
It’s important to note that some items should only be packed in your carryon case.
Rule number one of racing: NEVER EVER TRY SOMETHING NEW ON RACEDAY.
Because airlines lose things and it’s not cool when that happens. Trust me on this one. The last place you want to find yourself is at the Expo scrambling to replace items.
Or a sports bra.
Or in the case of a Disney race- a costume!
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Weather always comes up as a topic of concern when we start to pack.
Will I be ok in shorts or do I need capris?
How about a throw-away shirt for the corrals?
Will I need rain gear?
The definitive answer from me is: YES.
By yes, I mean: pack it all, because this is Florida we are talking about, and it’s a little unpredictable in the winter. The Princess Half Marathon has been run in as cold as 29-degree weather and as warm as 84 with 100% humidity.
Do yourself a favor and don’t even look at the weather prediction until the Monday before the race. Then adjust your packing accordingly.
As for me: I throw it all into the suitcase and travel confident that I have something to keep me comfortable in every weather. I take my former Scout training to heart: Be Prepared.
For more tips like this, check out my new E-book, the 10 Essential Tips For the Princess Half Marathon.
Who’s ready to storm the castle?!