Last week I mentioned that I was a morning runner.  I am a morning person.  I like the feeling of knowing that I am done with my workout and don’t have to “worry” about it later.

Besides a watch, there are a few things I bring along with me on my run.  I may add a thing or two (depending on the run) such as money, energy gel, or water.

• Oiselle Lightning Layer – I know I have mentioned it here in other posts, but it is one of my favorite items from Oiselle.  I can wear it over another top or a sports bra.  I love how bright it is to make sure drivers see me when it is dark.

Black Diamond Headlamp – I bought this last year and love how bright it is. 

SABRE Pink Pepper Spray – I understand why I have to carry it with me but I still hate that I “have” to.  Luckily I have not had to use it.  However, once I was testing it, and accidentally sprayed it in the bathroom.  Boy, that stuff is strong!

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Fitletic Running Belt – I love their running belts.  I have a few other ones that I use for races or longer runs (one has two water bottles).  These belts are water resistant, do not bounce at all, chafe, or ride up while running.  The one I use for races also has toggles for my bib.  No more pins or holes on my shirt!

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Wrist ID – There are so many to choose from, but the one I have is the silicone stretch.  Simple and stylish, right?  🙂  I feel better knowing that in case of an emergency, my sisters will be notified.  I also purchased one for my mother, because well, my mother is in her 70s and we want to be notified right away in case something happens to her.

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Tuesday Topics

This week’s Tuesday Topic:  What do you bring along on a run?  You can write about this topic, or feel free to post any running related blog post.  Remember to Link-up with Kim and Zenaida!  Visit at least two of the other linked posts – the more the merrier!  Remember to come back for later linkers!


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19 Comments on Tuesday Topics: What I bring along on my run

  1. I have a RoadID but am very lax about wearing it. I always carry my phone, my apple watch.

    For races, I do wear my belt because I attach my bib to it.

    I wear a skirt or capris/tights with pockets which allows me to carry my car key, gels, tissues, etc.

  2. I also have a Wrist ID and I often wear it when I am out by myself, just to make sure that if something happened to me, my husband or friend would be notified!

  3. Gradually trying to become a morning runner for the same reason you cite. Part of my goal is to use the previous PT alarm for a get up and go alarm. Fingers crossed I can keep it up
    I love the belt, need to look into those

  4. I don’t carry a ton with me, but when I run alone I have my pepper spray and what is supposedly the world’s loudest whistle attached to my SPIBelt. If I run with my neighbor, I leave those at home. Other than that, I almost always have my phone (I sometimes leave it at home if I’m running with the same neighbor), and always my Garmin and a handheld water bottle.

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