At most, I run with my car key (which I double tie to my shoe), Garmin (pbtn), and (occasionally) my iPod Shuffle. Add jacket, hat, and gloves in cold weather, and that's about it. I never carry water, even on long runs (I'll do a water and food drop for long, long runs).
I can think of a few things I should probably consider adding to this: Road ID, perhaps. Sunscreen. Gummy Bears. A cape. Yes, I said a cape. Some consider the cape an unneccesary accessory. Road essential gear, I say!
In other acccessory-related news...Last night I thought it would be fun to compare Leopold's wallet to my husband's. Conclusion:
So, Inquiring Minds want to know: What items do you take with you when you head out the door for a run? And why? And what does that say about you?
[ORN: Obligatory Running Note] 4 miles of running drills at UNCA Track yesterday morning. Additional 4 mile run last night. It's been 4 weeks since I've incorporated running drills into my program. This session was the first time I actually enjoyed them. I'm not sure what changed, but it's about time! Also, it might be my imagination, but I believe all the stretching and MR I've been doing on my hip flexors and external rotators is finally paying off. The flexibility improvement is obvious, but my stride has felt more powerful and I've noticed I'm running more with my butt- how weird does that sound? There's no other way to say it, though. Butt muscles are definitely more engaged. Niiice:)