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How do you carry your inhaler and all the other stuff I feel I need to take?

ellerunner profile image

When the weather has been a bit cooler i have been wearing a trail running top with 3 pockets and it's been easy to carry everything. Now that it's starting to warm up a bit (at last) I've just got a t-shirt on and my shorts have only two small non zipping pockets that I put tissues and my ipod in. I also need to carry my asthma inhaler, house keys and my mobile phone (in case I need rescued!) Am I the only one carrying all this stuff? What can I leave behind? Or should I just juggle them at the same time as running to take my mind off the running?!?!

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swanscot profile image

I bought a Karrimor running belt yesterday in Sports Direct - about a fiver. The pouch part is simply thin, stretchy nylon that stretches to accommodate whatever you fit in. I used it today with my mobile phone and as it fits close to your body, it doesn't bounce too much.

deadasadodo profile image

Before I bought proper runnin trousers with zipped side pocket and a small zippeed pocket on the bum (for keys)- I used to wedge my keys etc down my bra!!!!!

I got a small pacsafe purse that I carry all my valuables in, it goes around your neck and is lightweight. I put my keys, mobile phone and other small items in and it hold quite a few things. I use it also at night when travelling late as it goes discretely under clothing especially in winter when we wear the coats and woolies.

GoogleMe profile image

I definitely don't travel light. When I started I took my whole bag with me ('cos, you know, I might need to sit and read my book whilst waiting to be rescued...) Now I use a very lightweight backpack (an Onyaback) for my keys and possibly my purse and wallet if I have taken my whole normal back out with me in the car. I also have a Muksac over my shoulder to hold bags of canine offerings, the dog lead round my neck and my phone in a pouch round my neck (and I have started borrowing eBooks from the library so that I still have a book with me if I need something to read whilst waiting to be rescued...)

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sfb350Graduate in reply to GoogleMe

I love that you take a book with you "just in case" :-) I usually take a £5 note with me in case I feel faint and need to stop at a pub for a refreshing drink while awaiting rescue. It hasn't happened yet but it's reassuring to know I have a sensible emergency plan.

I was worried about what to take out with me as I didn't want to be carrying loads. At the moment my boyfriend uses duct tape to tape the house key to his wrist and holds his phone. And I tuck a tissue into my bra as for some reason this jogging lark seems to make my nose run. But if I take to this then I am going to get a top or trousers with a zip pocket for keys and things.

mrqwest profile image

I used to use my small iPod shuffle whilst doing the podcasts which was great, clip to my t-shirt and not have to worry about it. I'd then carry my keys in my hand and that was all I took.

Now I'm using my phone for music & GPS tracking so I've got that in an armband and I still carry my keys but that's all I take.

I'd love to be able to put my keys in a pocket / pouch but I'd be forever worried about dropping them un-noticed so holding them in my hand is a bit of a comfort thing too!

notbad profile image

I got a really light small zipped waist pocket with stretchy belt, it's the type meant for travellers & is usually stocked with the travel adapters & luggage in supermarkets, it was only £3 & has worked very well - doesn't pinch or move about.

OldNed profile image

I also use a Karrimor running belt from Sports Direct. Just the ticket. £5, light & stretchy, doesn't move about, don't know you're wearing it (but you'd notice if it came off cos it would trip you up). What's not to like?!

I run very light, iPod shuffle clipped to shorts and single key in zip pocket.

tantrumbean profile image

I'm wearing my cycling tops as running tops at the moment, and fortunately they have lots of back pockets, so everything goes in there - no idea why they don't put pockets on running tops, life would be so much easier!

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