and where do you put it?
On this forum I've read about people taking bottles of liquid with them, money, mobiles and sat nav doobries, jelly babies and snacks.
I'm going out with anything more than a front door key, and that's safety pinned to by bra strap. OK, so H would rather I took my phone so I could call him when I fall over and break my neck, but I haven't worked out how to carry it comfortably.
So what do you carry, why and where?
Front door key, which I hold comfortably in my hand, with my finger through the keyring part.
Very occasionally (as I've just mentioned on the Hydration thread) I'll take a small donut bottle of drink.
nothing unless my other 1/2 is coming running with me - then its just the back door key!
short runs (8 miles or less & club sessions) - just my key
longer runs - my key, £1, and my phone, which all goes into my shorts pocket.
anything longer than 2hrs - bottle belt with all my usual bits + my water bottle
I carry about a stone of fat every time I run.
I find it easiest just to lug it round in front of me.
If I need to carry my mobile I have a phone holder that clips to my shorts.
Lip salve and chewing gum (I find it helps prevent a cotton mouth, but you have to watch you don't inhale it!!)
I usually make the OH carry the drink on long runs.... mean or what? He usually carries the car key too.
I used to carry a stone of fat, but thankfully that's now gone, along with the other 2 stone I carried before I started running.
Short runs - ipod which attaches to my bra, front door key in shorts pocket. In the heat, handheld water bottle
Long runs - I've got a bottle belt which has 2 x 10oz bottles plus a pouch for energy gels, phone etc.
If you want to carry a phone, you could try one of the arm carriers? Like those for an ipod.
Short runs - MP3 player which i carry in my hand. My door key which also fits in my hand or sometimes in my bra. and depending on weather a small donut water bottle.
Longer runs - as above although I have an arm wallet which holds my keys and also as i'm a diabetic It carry some dextrose tablets for emergencies. do however get serious chaffin from the arm wallet so am looking an alternative arrangement.
I take a key and ipod shuffle......and a bout 3 stone of fat.....
Today i took a bottle of water also to see what it was like running holding some thing as i have my 1st 10k next week and only 1 water station and want to take incase hot!
During this weather ..... always a water bottle and the ipod. No need for door key as I leave Mr S at home to mind little S. I tried running with my phone in my rear zippy up pocket thing, but I just did not like to constant bumping up and down on my bum . So, to keep Mr S happy I tell him where I'm going and when to expect me back ...... just so he can get the beer chilled in time for my return!
I use Race Ready shorts.
Kittenkat - nothing?? Shorts? T-shirt??
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