Packing for a trip is always a bit of a small adventure. First, there’s the element of planning that goes into it; knowing how many days of clothes to bring, and what types of clothes. Then, there’s the spatial component; trying to figure out how to get everything to fit in the smallest numbers of bags. It’s truly a mixing of the liberal arts and the sciences!
All of this is compounded when you’re a runner, and you’re planning on running and racing when you’re on vacation. Not only do you need to figure out your regular street clothes, but you also need to deal with running shoes, clothes, hydration equipment, GPS watch, and massage sticks for after the race. It’s all worth it though, especially if you’re getting to run someplace different and cool, like the desert. Well… maybe not ‘cool’ when talking about the desert.