I was getting worried as I watched my suitcase overflow more and more throughout the week. I kept remembering things that I needed and adding them to the pile. I actually have a MS Word document that has my marathon packing list, however traveling this far to a marathon adds a bit more complexity to the whole packing ordeal. Somehow, I managed to get all my stuff into my suitcase and a backpack.
I decided not to check either bag to be sure that I would have them. Obsessive? Yes. I put my race clothes, GPS, iPod in the backpack…with the laptop. I wore my running shoes, even though I only *run* in my running shoes until they are officially retired. This was because I couldn’t fit them in the backpack. Why? Well, what if there was no room for my roller-bag and it *had* to be checked. Then suppose they lost the bag. Then what?
My bag was heavy as I had to bring the laptop too. The “blog” you know. It turns out that the hotel has free internet, so if you are one of my few blog readers, then you are in luck.
I’ve gone to the expo already, but will probably be back there tomorrow. I want to take the bus tour of the race course. Then there is the pasta feed.
I made it hear, now I just have to relax and stay healthy until race day.