How many times have you skipped a workout because you forgot a vital piece of equipment? If you answered "1, 2, 3, 4 or more"...I have an idea for you: A Workout Emergency Kit!
I keep a "Workout Emergency Kit" in a small sling-back bag in my car in case I ever forget something OR in case I want to do an impromptu workout.
Here is what is in my kit:
* Running Shoes - Not my latest and greatest running shoes, but an old pair that will work in a pinch.
* Running Shorts
* Swimsuit - Again, not my favorite suit, but one that at least doesn't have any *thin spots* if you know what I mean.
* Small Towel
* Flip Flops - I got these free at last year's 13.1 Atlanta race for turning in a pair of old running shoes.
* Swim Cap
NOTE: I already keep most of my bike equipment (ex. helmet, shoes, extra sunglasses, etc) in my car.
Need more motivation to put together your kit? I used a few items from my kit after last Saturday's Swim For Your Life event, organized by Olympian, Eric Shanteau. After the swim, there was a clinic. I stayed for the clinic and planned to run afterward. After a rain-soaked run, I was all out of dry clothes. I dove in my kit, pulled out the flip flops, towel and running shorts. Since I received a shirt at the event, I was all set with dry clothes to get me home from Lake Lanier, comfortably. Ahhh...there is nothing like dry clothes after being wet for approximately 4 hours.
Now, get your kit together! No more excuses for missed workouts!
Happy Training and Racing!