I hate cords. That is the reason I went to a wireless MP3 player for running. That didn't last long, either. I didn't like the cord around the back of my neck, either.
So, I went back to my iPod shuffle. Ugh.
Then...I decided I had enough of listening to music while running. Although, it comes in handy while cleaning house!
This past weekend, I ran a Full. In my packing up the race day bag (it was out of town) I decided to pack my iPod, if I decided I needed music in the race. It was a loop and I could get to my backpack, very easily.
I stuffed the iPod into my backpack and thougth..."oh geez, this isn't going to work!" . Unorganized cords everywhere. All I saw was cords hanging. If I was in a hurry, I didn't need tied up and tangled iPod cords.
So...I went to my favorite cord controller Bed Bag Ties. I tied them to the iPod cords. While I didn't need my iPod at the race, they were neatly, tucked away in my bag. Here is a picture:
Since they are neatly tied up - I will keep them in my backpack, just in case.
Do you have any handy organizing tips for your race day bags?
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Charlene L. Ragsdale - Las Vegas, NV
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