It’s that morning where it might rain – it’s wet but not really wet.   It’s misty.   You are at the track and you need to put your mobile phone and fob/keys down so you can run.  But look at the ground – it’s wet and you don’t want to put it all back in the car or under the wheel of the car and certainly not on the ground (as in the picture above).  What to do?

Very simply, just put them in a Ziplock (or equivalent) bag.   I have 1 in both family cars.   Gallon size is the best as, usually, other people want to throw in their keys into YOUR bag as well!   It stays sealed, your electronics stay dry and, at the end you drive home with no worries that your fob or phone got damaged by the rain.

A 4 cent solution for what could be a big expense if your stuff gets wet.

What are some of your running hacks?

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Nickolas Joannidis
Nickolas Joannidis
I have been running for over 35 years, having done practically every possible racing event or distance from the 100 meters through the marathon. I competed in varsity high school cross country and track at Saddle Brook High School in the mid-1980's, varsity cross country and track at Division II Pace University and finished well over 200 road races since then, including 20 marathons with a lifetime best of 3:14:50. I was the president of the Hoffmann LaRoche corporate running team for 7 years, growing the team from 25 to over 90 during his tenure. I coached many of these runners to achieve their goals, whether they were beginners or advanced. In 2011 I was an assistant coach for the Fair Lawn Recreation track team, helping the 10 to 14 year old group. I am currently personally coaching dozens of runners, from beginner levels to advanced levels and getting them to be prepared to meet their goals.

1 Comment

  1. Frankie says:

    Yeah I would do that,I would place my phone in a zip lock bag when it rains,of course i could just get a phone case that protects my phone but whatever