You know, the thing that makes Someecards so funny is that they hit so close to the truth. Actually, for me, organizing is about 50% buying bins and boxes, and 25% getting rid of stuff that I shouldn’t have bought in the first place, and 25% putting stuff away.
My running gear, however, is very organized. I’ve evolved into a system that works for me, and I’d like to share it with you.
My Running Prep List
I shared this list in an earlier post in October, but many of you didn’t know me then, so I’m sharing it again. I keep this list o my iPhone. It includes everything I want to remember before I go running. As I have evolved as a runner, I’ve added things to the list and I’ve taken some things off. Admittedly, pants and shirt probably don’t need to be on the list! But hey, I’m comprehensive – and I use it as a checklist when I’m laying out things the night before going running.
My Running Bucket
Recently, I had coffee with my friend Shelley from MyJourneyToFit.com. We agreed that once a runner makes the investment into a Garmin or other GPS watch, that was a real indication of how serious they were and if they were into running for the long term.
My progression as a runner has been the same. The longer I ran, the more running gear I acquired and enjoyed using. At first, I just showed up with my water bottle, but now I have and want to use more running stuff. Thus, the need for my running bucket. This is just a $3 dishpan bucket from Wal-mart. I keep my “things I need for a run” in this bucket. You can see my iPhone holder with my yurbuds tucked inside, my Nathan Triangle Water Belt, some Gus and Sports Beans, arm sleeves (in case it is colder here), ear covers, a Bondi band, etc.
It sits nicely on the shelf in my closet. And, when I go running, I pick up the whole bucket and put it on the front seat of my car. This proves especially helpful when I misjudge the temps as I did recently, and I ended up really needing the arm sleeves (purchased from the tween section at Michael’s. Be in awe of my coolness!).
Race Day Checklist
Race days require a little bit of extra planning. I love this list from Brooks. I think it’s a great tool.
What do you use to organize your running gear? I’d love to hear your solutions and share ideas with you!
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