Thursday, April 14, 2011

Packing For Boston

It can be daunting choosing the perfect race outfit for a local race.  What should be packed for the Boston Marathon (or any other big marathon)?  I pulled out my excel spreadsheet with various lists on each tab to come up with the following list.

Race packet pickup (very, very important)
Running shoes
Running socks
Tank top
Short sleeve top if weather is cold
Shorts
Capri's (if weather is cold)
SKINS
Garmin
Garmin charger
Hair bands (2)
White throwaway "sweats"
Throw-away sweat shirt
Gloves
Check bag for pre-race
Bag for post race include towel to shower and change of clothes
Spi-belt
Pepto bismal tablets
Tri-glide (for chafing)
Aquafor
Chapstick
GU (4)
Ibuprofin
Sunscreen
Visor (in case it rains)
Baby wipes
Mylar blanket to spread on the ground
Tour guide books
And a partridge in a pear tree

Am I missing anything?

6 comments:

The Green Girl said...

I'm so excited for you, girl!

Your list looks great but you might want to add trash bags just in case? I see you have the mylar blanket on there already.

Good luck!

Ewa said...

Small camera?

You enjoy yourself there and say hi to Boston from me.

Johann said...

That is very exciting! Luckily here in SA we have to run with club colors so choosing an outfit is never a problem for anyone. Enjoy Boston!

Her Name Is Rio said...

I can't believe it's already time! Make sure either you or someone with you takes pictures.
Good luck and have a great time out there!

Jan said...

Best of luck! I should be cheering everyone on around mile 23 or 24!

Enjoy and rock "The Boston"

PS Your list looks good!

Giorgio said...

Enjoy your Boston Marathon! GO STRONG, CHRISTINA!