I just wanted to introduce myself and also ask for a bit of advice. Whenever I get back into a fitness groove, walking has always been my preferred method of exercise as it's easy on my joints and easy to do, whether that walking is Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds series or just walking around the neighborhood. I walk A LOT every day as I work in NYC and well, you do a lot of walking when you live/work here. I have hit a point in my exercise routine where I feel like I need to add running into my exercise repertoire. To continue to challenge myself, I decided to join the 5 week walk/jog your way to a 5K program on SparkPeople. Yesterday was my first day and it felt great! I still feel awesome today in fact.
For those who have been running a bit longer, do you have any advice on how to carry your stuff around with you when you run? Yesterday, I had a bottle of water, my pedometer, my smartphone (I use an app to track my intervals), and my iPod. I have little backpacks but I don't like the way they feel bouncing against my back (who wants a water bottle poking them in the back?). The pockets in my clothing weren't deep enough so everything fell out. I wound up just carrying everything, which was fine because it wasn't much but still... I feel like there's gotta be a better option out there. Any help would be wonderful. Thanks!
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