Race-Cation Prep and the Art of Overpacking
When packing for a vacation it’s usually pretty simple to know what to bring. For a beach vacay bring plenty of swimsuits and cute comfy clothing for warm weather. If you’re going to a foreign city bring fashionable/functional outfits that you can spend the day walking around in. But when packing for a race-cation I’m always end up overpacking. However, for the first time I think I got the hang of it for my trip to Denver.
I’m not the kind of person who can carry-on for anything over 2 days. Once I came to terms with this, I was able to actually pack well. The key to a race-cation is to center a vacation you would be actually be interested in taking around a race. In this case, we are running the BolderBoulder while visiting friends in Denver and sightseeing with them. Our agenda includes hiking, shopping, playing golf, visiting Pike’s Peak (weather permitting), some great dinners, lots of drinks, and some pool time!
So for Race-cationing, I’ve created a list of the must bring race day items that I like to pack. These are all so important so they go in a carryon. (Everything else you need for the vacation can be packed. Priorities People!)
Race Day Essentials:
Race outfit preferably themed (bottom & top)
Hydration Belt/Handheld (this really depends on you and race length)
Fuel – Gu/Blocks/whatever floats your boat
Makeup – Tinted Moisturizer, Stila Liner, Waterproof Mascara, Bronzer & Waterproof Clay Eye Shadow
Okay… off to go for a hike here in Colorado with Ms. RockyMtnPearls!
What do you have to have for race day? Are you capable of always carrying on (I’m so impressed!)? Have you ever taken a race-cation and where?