8 Before 8 and What’s in My Gym Bag.

This morning’s run was 8 miles before 8 a.m. at a 9:30 something pace. Holy humidity! But I got it done. As you know I’ve have a few races coming up so I have a feeling I will be good and ready. Just have to get through the next month or so and there will be some cooler weather!

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Speaking of cooler weather I think we may get some relief this weekend! You know it’s brutally hot when highs in the 80s and mid 90s sound like okay running weather.

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So as a frequent gym goer and I know my gym rats will be able to relate I know it’s fairly important to be fully stocked with the right goods. A lot of times I’m basically living out of my car because I’ll get up and run with my group, head home and shower/get dressed, then pack a bag for the day. That bag usually accompanies me to the gym for job number 2, teaching spin classes in the evening.

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Also I have to say that the Lululemon bags they give you when you make a purchase make EXCELLENT tote bags for everyday. They’re huge and actually pretty durable.

Here’s what’s in my bag!

Spin cycle shoes &/or regular workout shoes. I love cycle shoes and actually feel that if you are taking spin classes more than once a week they’re absolutely vital. You will get a better workout hands down because you are engaging more leg muscles while clipped in as opposed to with regular shoes.

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Lulu socks. These run socks are awesome for wicking moisture and oh so comfy. I became a fan of lululemon socks a few years ago and have not looked back.

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Fresh workout clothes. I love anything that’s breathable, such as lulu shorts and dri fit type tops.

Makeup wipes/deodorant/random toiletries. These cucumber wipes are the best for wiping off eye makeup or whatever I put on for work that day. Typically in the summer I do not wear face makeup to work, just eyeliner and mascara. This makes my skin much clearer and keeps my pores clean in this brutal heat. I tend to put more makeup on during the weekends when I’m going out.

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Cute headbands. I’m a big fan of Sweaty Bands because they have all sorts of fun patterns. You can order these online or find them at bigger race/marathon expos.

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Water bottle...love this big pink one (it’s 64 ounces) and I carry it around basically everywhere.

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What’s in your gym/workout bag?

14 thoughts on “8 Before 8 and What’s in My Gym Bag.

  1. Awesome how consistent you are in your runs and your bag of tricks looks good! Those temps are killer… even for a Floridian!
    Hope you have a good Friday and great weekend.

  2. I love the bag. I try to keep my bag with at least the essentials…shirt, socks, sneakers and shorts. Sometimes when I’m thinking about it, I try to include a towel at least. One time I forgot the socks and had to run after work in my dress socks, that was a slippery run.:-) I like your plan!

  3. My gym bag – assorted toiletries…a gel or two, Nuun, a watch or two, BodyGlide, Arnicare, A&D, safety pins…probably a few other things.

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