We finally made it back to LA and now it’s time to pack. Since I’m incredibly disorganized (and frankly, a little lazy), I’m going to use my blog to make my packing list. I always feel like having y’all suffer with me makes it less painful.
The biggest problem I have is that we are going to travel for 2 weeks before we have to check into the Athletes’ Village. This means that I have to take “real people” clothes AND all my running stuff. Hmmm… I have so many “manadatory” uniform items, I’m not sure where I’m going to fit normal clothes. Plus, I have to pack most of my race supplies because we aren’t sure how much will be available to us in Poland. It is highly possible that I will be dressed in Team USA Gear and eating PayDays for two weeks because I won’t have room to pack anything else!
So far, this is what I have:
1. Uniform – Opening Ceremony track suit, Podium track suit, shorts, short sleeve shirt (2), long sleeve shirt (2), tights, visor, 2 pairs of sock, 2 pairs of shoes.
2. 2 Handhelds
3. Tons of Gels, Blocks, PayDays, etc. I’m planning to consume as much “real food” as possible, but just in case they serve weird stuff, I want to be prepared. Every country has a different definition of what they deem appropriate for “race” food. (In Italy, they served Espresso shots at the aid station – Go Italy!)
11. Compression tights for flight home
12. Travel pillow
2. Pink Tape (to label my supplies – each team member has to label supplies in his/her color)
6. Bouillon cubes
I’m sure I’m forgetting a million things, but we don’t leave until Thursday (that’s only 2 days away, Ack!), so I hope I remember everything by then. If you see anything I’m missing, let me know.