Enter, the Packing Cube. When I saw these in my Regal Gifts fundraiser, I decided to snatch them up for just this purpose. 3 cubes for 3 race day outfits.
So, the first thing I did was lay out each outfit in its entirety. Clothes, socks, underwear, accessories - everything. Even accessories I am not sure about yet so I will know that I have them if I decide I want them.
5k Outfit - I have white polka dots for the skirt that will be added when I get there. And extra batteries for the tutu so I can be totally blinkalicious on race morning! Nikki and I are going to be incredibly super cute out there!
Half Marathon outfit - undecided on the racelegs. The purple and blue thing on the shirt is my funny ponytail holder.
Full marathon outfit - again, the purple hairy thing is a purple "hair" scrunchie. In my own mind I'm cool. I don't care if it looks dorky as hell.
Next, I folded everything as compactly as I could. Tutu included though with the wires and lights I was nervous about folding it...thank goodness for compression pants - they fold soooo small.
and, voila, 3 race outfits in one half of a wheeled carry-on bag!
The other side will contain my hydration belt and bottles, my 5k and marathon shoes (those races share a pair) and my electronics. I will wear my other pair of runners on the plane.
Now, if only my non-race clothes were coming together as well. Right now, there is a whole lotta black and many stretchy capris. With events and such, I may need to adjust a bit...