What’s In Your Gym Bag
|August 24, 2012||Posted by Carrie under Fitness Friday, Running|
Today’s Blogger Challenge Topic is to share What’s In Your Gym Bag. I don’t really have a gym bag, but I do have a bag in my laundry room that holds all of my workout gear. If I am heading out to the gym or for a run, everything is right there. There are times that I take the whole bag along, but I usually just grab an item or two and go.
It hangs on the hooks with backpacks, a dance bag and sweatshirts.
Near the bag is a pile of clean towels – right above the laundry machine so that I can wash, fold, store, grab and go very easily.
In my bag: my RoadID, Garmin (unless it’s by the computer charging), Spibelt, gym membership tag on a ring with a padlock key, padlock for the gym lockers, gloves (obviously I don’t pull out anything non-seasonal), a headlamp (that I’ve never used – free from the RnR Vegas race), headphones.
What’s in your bag? Do you keep a good supply of fresh gym towels handy?
In other news, I was very proud of myself yesterday – - I got up early as usual and actually went out for an early morning run. Instead of puttering around on the computer, I moved my butt.
Not only that, but I decided to run some hills. I needed to mix up my usual mid-week 3 mile route and I wasn’t in the mood for a speed workout. So, I knew there was a hill and I decided to make that my workout.
Here’s my question – I did the hill 3 times. I took a 20 second or so breather at the top each time before heading back down and no break before going back up. The third time up was very challenging. For those of you that do hill workouts – how many times do you do hills? I guess it doesn’t really matter, it felt like a good workout to me. I’m thinking the way to see improvement is to tack on a 4th repeat next time? And, what length of hill should I look for? To do 3 repeats, I went a little shy of a mile… what do you think?
Once again, the hills themselves don’t look quite so brutal when looking at my Garmin graph. But, they were hard for me.
Someday I’ll master the self-portrait.
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