It is almost here-runDisney’s Wine & Dine 1/2 Marathon. This will be my second year, and I could not be more excited. I am also excited to be part of the Wine & Dine Virtual Blog Hop!
What to carry when you run is important to think about prior to your actual race! When training you should definitely carry with you what you will on race day so you can be sure you have what you need. Plus you also want to make sure it is comfortable for you to be “carrying” your items while running.
It has taken me a little over a year to get it exactly right. In my every day life I can usually be seen with a big tote carrying everything I could possibly need. That obviously is not practical when running a race. However my first race I overdid it. I had a fuel belt with two 8 ounce water bottles, and then two water bottles in the pockets of my running skirt. I had my phone, id, money, Gu, tissues, and sunblock. I carried my phone in my hand which I didn’t really like. And while in theory I liked the fuel belt I didn’t love running with it.
It took a few more tries with training runs, but finally I got it right!
What I Will be Running with at the Wine & Dine Half Marathon!
After my first race I knew I needed an arm band to hold my phone. I tried a few, and they were very uncomfortable. And then one day I saw a woman wearing a really comfortable looking arm band. I asked her the brand. She told me Armpocket. I now never run without my Armpocket! It is comfortable, strap is easy to adjust, and it holds my phone, a credit card, my driver’s license, and some cash. I could even fit in my keys if I needed to. It is also so easy to unzip, and get my phone if i need to mid run! And my earbuds attach easily through a convenient opening so I can listen to my music while I run!
Thankfully runDisney races provide plenty of hydration throughout the course. But I feel better running with water. Even though my running skirt has pockets that could hold a water bottle, I found that it was uncomfortable. On my longer training runs, and when I am participating in a race I use a Nathan handheld. Easy to hold, and holds enough water so I don’t worry about hydration in between water stops. There is even a zippered pocket where I keep tissues, and also a pack of Clif Shot Bloks.
That is all I have with me! It is probably the least amount of items you will ever see me with when not at home!
Question: What do you carry with you when running?
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