Jeff’s Post – Gear Check!

If I’m going on vacation or traveling to a race/training run I never leave home without my “Running Bag”.  This bag is stuffed with way more than I need but it provides me some sort of comfort knowing that if I need it I have it!  I keep this bag packed at all times (it is my “Go” bag) because you never know when a run might break out and I always want to be prepared. I’m also a belt and suspenders kind of guy so I tend to always have duplicates of almost everything.

Some things I carry in my bag:

  • Multiple pairs of running shorts/shirts/socks
  • Small wash cloths
  • Wet Ones
  • Scissors
  • Safety Pins
  • Markers
  • Running glasses
  • Garmin/IPod
  • SPiBelts
  • Body Glide
  • Gu/Energy Beans
  • And many other things……

This past weekend when I was getting ready to run Annapolis 10 miler during torrential downpours Tamara suggested that I run with a hat.  I never run with a hat but bought one about a year ago (and stuck it in my bag)…. So I went digging around the bag and found my hat and I’m so thankful that I had it!

Bottom line – Having everything in my bag takes away stress (especially while traveling or during a race).

Do you keep your running bag packed and ready to go at all times?  What’s in your bag?

Happy Running!


  1. I make a list, check it twice, and then still get paranoid that I forgot something.

    • I don’t take my running bag when we fly somewhere so that is when I break out the list and start to get a little paranoid!