(Closed) For Those Who Run Outside…

posted 8 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

I knot my housekey to my shoe laces and then I leave, no water (but if it’s a hot day I go on a path where I know water stops can be had), only rarely do I bring my cell phone, and just the thoughts in my head. 

Post # 4
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

I only bring my keys and some change in case I need to make a phone call or buy a bottle of water. I don’t like to listen to music because I am a bit paranoid and feel more secure if I am aware of all of my surroundings!

Post # 5
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I take my iPod and a house key.

Post # 6
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

Keys & mini MP3 player.  I even have a separate keychain with just the housekey so it’s less to carry.  I like to keep it as minimal as possible.

If I’m somewhere I’m unfamiliar with, I may bring my cell phone and maybe a few dollars in case I get lost and/or my blood sugar drops quickly.  I’ll only worry about water if it’s REALLY hot and I don’t expect to pass any water fountains.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2009

Oh yeah, I do bring a couple dollars sometimes in my shorts pocket in case I need to stop, depends on how long the run is.

Post # 8
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

If I have pockets with zippers I zip my house key up. If not I put it on a chain and wear it as a necklace. If I tuck it into my shirt I don’t even notice it’s there 🙂
I have an ipod shuffle so I clip that to my shorts and run with that. I don’t bring my cell or a water. My cell is too heavy and I hate running and holding a water! So I just drink up before and after…

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2012

Just keys and iPod. We do have water fountains along our running path, though. 

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

Ipod shuffle and house keys.  All of my running shorts have a little key pouch, so I don’t have to carry them.  I never bring water, but I run in areas with lots of water fountains, so it isn’t a problem.  And, really, unless I’m running over an hour, I usually don’t need water.

Post # 11
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2010

I have shorts with a zip pocket so I put in my house key (one key = no jingling) and my cell phone.  I hydrate before and after.  It also helps that I don’t run very long!

Post # 12
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Bumble bee

I wear a slim runner’s belt that I got at Dicks or Sports Authority and I run with my house keys (or my ID badge if I’m at work), and music. I’ve been using my iPhone for music and its good to have a cell if I’m not familiar with the area, but its too heavy for longer runs, so I just use my Sansa clip mp3 player if it is daylight and I know the area. I don’t always listen to music. Sometimes it is nice and calming to listen to your surroundings. Sometimes I carry Gu chomps or another energy thing, but only if I’m going more than 7 or 8 miles. I don’t carry water. If I’m going 10-12 or more miles, I try to plan two loops or plant a water bottle at the midway point. I also usually carry tissues in my belt.

Good luck with your running!!

Post # 13
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Housekeys and music (ipod shuffle). I HATE carryiing my keys though, so I try to run when Fiance is at home and can buzz me upstairs.

Post # 14
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Bumble bee

I just have my car fob (no key for my car).  What I really need to have is an ID on my shoe (you never know what will happen).  It’s stupid too because I have tons of snap on shoe ids (made by SmartId) that has space for me to write my dr’s name, my ins policy number, blood type, contact info.  And it doesn’t bounce.

We really should include some type of id when we go out to run!  I don’t carry water b/c my coach makes sure it’s on the route for us.

Post # 15
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 1969

I take my house key off of my main key ring and have a small clip that I use to attach it to my ipod arm band.  I don’t take any water, but I don’t find that I really need it.  I just drink a lot when I get back. I wish I had a way to take my cell phone or some id with me, but I haven’t really figured that one out yet.

Post # 16
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I’m house key (in zip up pocket of running leggings), music (iphone or ipod nano) and a couple of pounds so that if I do get dehydrated (no water fountains our way) I can get a drink of water somewhere.

I’m trying to do a lot of outside running now, because in a month or so when the pollen really hits I’ll find it really tough to run outdoors — same as in the autumn.

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