10 things to bring on your run

10 things to bring on your run

Whether you’re heading on vacay or out for a run – packing is a skill not easily mastered. We asked seasoned runners who have gone the distance (like, every distance) for their ‘take-it or leave-it’ run gear.

10 things to bring on your run

1. house key
Two things that suck: being robbed and getting locked out. Bring your house key.

2. money (cash or credit)
Good for emergency fluids (or recovery drinks), transit (hey, there’s nothing wrong with running as far as you can one-way and bussing it back) or making a SOS call (contrary to popular belief payphones still exist).

3. identification
You should never go anywhere without ID and your run is no exception.

4. ipod (optional)
iPhone, iTouch, iShuffle, i-can’t-remember-the-latest-gadget – whatever your tech heart desires, tunes add a little extra spring in our step and that’s music to our ears.

5. spf lip balm
Lip balm (with SPF) not only soothes lips (which can dry out after long periods of heavy breathing) but also protects your kisser from the sun. Bonus: It can also double as emergency Bodyglide for those “sticky” situations.

6. bandaids
Good for unexpected chaffing emergencies and spontaneous blisters.

7. fuel belt filled with electrolytes
Hydration is key.

8. gels
Our running guru Tess recommends one for every 45 minutes (plus one extra for good measure).

9. some dry socks (those of you blessed with a sunny climate, skip to number 10). 
We’ve been caught in one too many rainstorms to head out on a 42K run without at least an extra pair of socks. Dry feet are happy feet and happy feet mean strong finishes. ps. we have the perfect pocket to store them in!

10. bodyglide
Keep things going smoothly with a little extra help from our dear friend Bodyglide. You’ve already got 30K on your mind, you don’t need to be worrying about chaffing too.

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I’m a newbie runner and these are great tips ~ thanks! PS For my first race weekend I’m treating myself to some LuLu :)

Comment by Tanya — April 3, 2012 @ 4:47 am

Hi, regret my comment has nothing to do with the blog, however seemed to be the right place to leave back a comment – since it is a lululemon community blog. Why are’nt your products available in India ?? any plans to launch in India any time soon. Awaiting a revert. Thanks.

Comment by Priyadarshini Nimbalkar — April 4, 2012 @ 1:41 am

I’m doing my 1st Dirty Dash…Yeahhh Gotta get some Lulu.

Comment by Sharon Robinson — April 4, 2012 @ 7:22 pm

Hey Priyadarshini,
Thanks for reaching out. If you ever have a question for us, always feel free to jump on live chat or send us an email to gec@lululemon.com

In regards to shipping, while we do now offer international orders, at the moment we aren’t able to ship to India. I’ll be sure to pass this feedback on and hopefully in future we will be able to include India as one of the countries we ship to.

Thanks again,

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The program starts Monday April 30th – if you are interested, contact Carole at Groove Ottawa: info@grooveottawa.com

Comment by Carole Woodstock — April 11, 2012 @ 9:40 am

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