Before having kids, I had a vice otherwise known as handbags (or any other type of bag). After having the littles, my budget for expensive bags was greatly diminished and has pretty much withered away.
I still get a thrill from getting a new purse or bag, so it’s a pretty amazing feat that I have been able to keep the same running bag for a year now!
I chose the ASICS running bag because it had good reviews on Amazon, and I wasn’t disappointed. It’s not too big and not too small—the perfect size for a trip to the gym or for a race.
It has an interior pocket that is waterproof and sealed off from the rest of the bag. This pocket is great for smelly shoes or really sweaty workout clothes. The rest of your bag remains nice and dry and stink-free.
It has some other little zip pockets that I use for odds and ends like keys, phone, etc. and a mesh outer pocket that can hold shoes as well (I throw a water bottle in mine).
It only comes in black, which I guess is both a plus and a minus. If you love black, you are good to go, but it’s not your bag if you like more festive colors.
I like to keep my running/gym bag well stocked for any situation. During the winter, it always has my running mittens and a hat. In the summer months, it’s a hat or visor. I keep my running sunglasses in there for both seasons.
I also keep my SPIbelt in there, if I am running somewhere that I will need to carry keys, phone, etc. and don’t have a place to stash them. Other items in the bag include toiletries (mini shampoo, conditioner, deodorant), brush, extra hair elastics and headband, and my good old fashioned combination lock. I always have extra snacks in my gym bag too, in addition to electrolyte tabs.
What’s your favorite running/gym bag and what do you keep in it?