Think through what medication you may absolutely, positively need. For me, Advil, Imodium, a backup rescue inhaler (I also carry a rescue inhaler on me during the bike and the run) and migraine meds. The tiny round plastic container pictured is from Target. You can find them in the Travel Sample section of the store in my Target that section is adjacent to the cosmetic and pharmacy section. They are sold in packs of three and come in very handy.
The Clean Bag
The “clean” bag. You never know! So I carry wet wipes, Kleenex, deodorant and a couple of wipes to clean my goggles or sunglasses. .
The Keeping It Together Bag
You can never enough bobby pins, safety pins, hair clips or hair ties. NEVER!
The Mah Blood Sugah’s Low Bag
While I don’t have diabetes, I occasionally find at longer distances, I’m not taking in enough fuel. So instead of grabbing something from someone on the course that I have not tested my body’s reaction to, I have a coupe of high fat options in my special needs bag.
The It Happens Bag
It happens, you drop your salt or nutrition on the bike or a freak rainstorm comes up on the bike and you need dry socks tout suite before you take off on the run. What is your ‘it happens’ fears? Okay, now fill your little baggie according to that.
The Like A Stuck Pig Bag
if you’re bleeding like a stuck pig, I’d advise you seek out the medical crew on the course. If you need something quick, then a small first aid kit such as this one will address most small issues.
The Whole Kit And Kaboodle
Here are all six bags (packaged in sandwich bags). I’d suggest sandwich bags because of the quick and easy visibility they allow. Your adrenaline is going to be pumping should you need to pull anything out of these bags. With that in mind, you want to make addressing whatever your special need is, as quick and hassle-free as possible.
Everything Minus The Bow
Once again, opt for a clear (pictured: 1 gallon ziploc easy close) bag. I write ‘special needs’ on the bag because I also have a random needs bag...different story for a different post. Key here is to make it as easily recognizable and quickly accessible as possible!