Running is a fantastic sport. Anyone can do it, you don’t need special training, you don’t need special equipment, and it’s a massive calorie-burner.
As I get farther into the sport, though, I have discovered one reasonably significant problem. It’s next to impossible to carry things with me.
On a most basic level, I’d like to carry a house or car key and maybe an mp3 player. It would be nice if I could also carry my wallet, maybe also my cell phone. Plus as I run farther and farther, I also have to consider fuel- water, sports drink, gels, sports bars, something that will help me to maintain my energy and keep running.
In my summer runs, I’ve acquired three tank-style athletic tops that all include a “media pocket”, just the right size for holding my mp3 player.
see the pocket on my right, your left?
Honestly I’ve been surprised by just how useful this pocket has been! I’m now looking into getting “winter” running clothes (with sleeves!), but of course those don’t include this handy pocket!
I’m shopping for an armband to replace this. The best choice I’ve found so far is probably this Case Logic Universal Armband. I’m just not convinced yet that this is the best choice.
If I continue extending my mileage, I also may need to get a belt/waistpack so that I will be able to carry gels or fuel of some sort with me. That would likely be a pretty significant investment and I’m a little concerned that I need to hold off on purchasing until I have a better idea of what I will need. Choices, choices!
What do you carry with you when you run? How do you carry those supplies?