If, like me, you like to exercise when you travel, but want to pack light, you may have struggled with minimizing the amount of exercise clothing (and gear) to take along with you.
An obvious answer is to change up your exercise routine, as in, “take a brisk walk,” so that athletic apparel isn’t required. Although this may work for some, I’m ashamed to say that after a long day on the road it doesn’t take much to transform “take a walk” to “grab a beer and watch a movie.” (Damn you, IPA and Game of Thrones.) Alternatively, taking too many days off while I’m on the road makes it incredibly difficult to start things back up when I return home, only adding insult to injury.
I needed something more foolproof.
Here is my solution: I’ve started to take a single set of quick drying workout clothes with me and a few supplies to wash them while I’m on the road, namely, an Eagle Creek compression bag and Tide travel sink packets.
The compression bag serves three purposes.
First, it’s a great place to store your workout clothes; especially, if you’re traveling with any bulky warm weather gear. The bag is heavy duty and designed to allow air to be pushed out of one of the ends as you roll up your clothes.
Second, fill it up with water in the shower/bath and, after adding the detergent, it’s the perfect place to wash your clothes while you’re on the road.
Finally, the same design that allows air to escape the bag while you roll it up works equally well to extract water from your clothes. When you’re all done just hang up your clothes and the next day they’ll be dry enough for your next workout or your trip home.
Now that you have one less excuse to skip a workout while you’re on the road, how about a tune to go along with your morning run? Here then, are the Strumbellas and their super catchy song “Spirits” off of their album Hope.
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