Luckily, most of the time it isn’t life or death, but having that one thing in your car or truck can make your run MUCH better – or make yourself more comfortable afterwards.
So, in order to kick this off, take a look at the current list of “must have’s” for my 4runner:
- Medical Tape for nipples. I will not leave the house without this stuff anymore. I’ve had enough close calls and uncomfortable days that I keep it in the bathroom, my car, and Jeney’s car. You can see the stuff I use on our resources page here.
- Water. Lots of water. I have a milk crate in the back of my 4runner where I keep 3 gallon jugs of water and a few other items to keep the jugs from crashing around. Those extra items are…
- Baby wipes. I don’t often use these, but from time to time I’ll be pressed for time or have to cool my heels for a bit and it’s nice to be able to clean off a bit. Even being able to wipe off the dried salt can make a big difference in comfort.
- Jacket. This is more of a safety issue for winter, but I keep it in the crate to stop things from rattling around year round and like having it there in case I need something as a last ditch effort to warm up in the event of cold weather or destroyed clothing.
This list could be longer, but I consider those to be the bare minimum, and if I had to narrow it down I would say that water is the most essential with the nipple tape coming in a close second.
Depending on your particular situation and any medical issues your list might be slightly different. Oh, and whether or not you need to cover your nipples – I’m just thankful I haven’t had an issue like some people I’ve seen at races with full on blood dripping down their shirts. HOW DO THEY KEEP MOVING?!?
Ok, that’s my list – what’s in your car?