Sometimes I pull the trigger on my Friday Five post late on Thursday evening and publish it, but usually I’m a rule follower and publish my linkup on Friday.  Friday Five, get it.  This week I’m way behind on life, so I’m lucky to get this week’s written by Saturday mid-day.

It’s time I’m late to the party for Friday Five linkup with DC area bloggers Courtney at Eat Pray Run DC, Cynthia at You Signed Up for What?!, and Mar at Mar on the Run!  Be sure to stop by their blogs and say hello!

The DC Trifecta chose What’s In My Gym Bag to be this week’s Friday Five theme.  I chuckled when I saw it, because I don’t really have a gym bag, but thought it would be fun to share what’s in my Lucy bag.  Since most of my workouts are in my home gym, my Lucy bag serves as a briefcase that I carry to the wellness center when I see clients there.


1.  My most important item in my bag is my iPhone.  All of my appointments are on that little time-sucking device.  Of course, all of my fun time-sucking apps (LIKE INSTAGRAM, TWITTER, and FACEBOOK) are on there, too!

2.  I keep my Gulick measuring tape in my bag for taking baseline and follow-up measurements on my clients to track their progress.

3.  I also have my Omron body fat monitor in my bag, and at the ready, for tracking client’s changes in body fat.

4.  I don’t go anywhere without a tube of hand cream, so that’s obviously in my gym bag.  During the winter months when the air is dry and my hands crack, my preferred hand cream is Gold Bond’s Ultimate Skin Therapy Lotion.

5.  The final item that’s always in my gym bag is either a fresh bottle of water, or a water bottle ready to fill when I get to the wellness center.


If I’d chosen to list what’s in my running bag that I take with me to races or runs that don’t start from my house, it would include:

  1. Sunscreen
  2. ChapStick with sunscreen
  3. Body Glide
  4. Towels
  5. Mylar blanket (from a previous marathon)


  • Questions:
  • What’s in your gym bag?
  • How often do you need to air your gym bag out?
  • Who’s racing this weekend?