This post is sponsored by Kleenex but the content and opinions expressed here are my own.
Happy Tuesday, I hope your week has gotten off to a good start! I am just getting back into the swing of things after returning home from Ironman Chattanooga 70.3 yesterday. I had such a wonderful time in Tennessee. I had never been to Chattanooga before and I absolutely loved it there! The city is very scenic and the triathlon course will go down as one of my favorites, despite the blistering heat on the run course! This was the first time I had travelled via airplane to a race so I had to be ultra prepared and organized. Packing for the race was definitely stressful and I went through my mental checklists as I made sure I had everything I needed and my “just in case” items too! I often have people ask me what I keep in my transition bag. The answer varies depending on the distance of the event. For Sprint and Olympic distance triathlons, I pack the bare minimum, However, for the longer distances, I like to be prepared for anything and everything! Check out these Five Things You Wish You Had in Your Triathlon Transition Bag.
Five Things You Wish You Had in Your Triathlon Transition Bag
1. Vaseline- I always keep a small container of vaseline in my bag as it comes in handy for a variety of things. Pre-race I apply it to any areas on my body that are prone to chaffing. I also put a nickel size amount on the heel of my running sneakers as it makes them slide on easier when transitioning to the run.
2. Sunscreen- It was very hot at my race this past Sunday and there was not a cloud in the sky! Sunburns are far too common for triathletes, so during days like this, I take an extra few seconds to apply sunscreen after the swim. Often times, volunteers will have it too, but I find it easy to put on while donning my bike shoes.
3. Mints and/or Gum- I keep a few mints in my bag and also in my fuel belt and bento box on my bike. After fueling with gels, chews, and electrolyte replacement drinks, I sometimes need to freshen my breath during a long race, so it is nice to have a mint with me. I also find that peppermints will help my stomach if it gets upset while racing.
4. Small First Aid Kit- I have a small plastic box that I keep a sample of antibiotic ointment, a few bandaids, and some medications for an upset stomach or headache. There is always plenty of medical attention available, but it’s nice to have this on hand if there is something minor that I need.
5. Kleenex Wet Wipes- The Kleenex Wet Wipes are an absolute essential in my bag! They come in handy for all sorts of reasons from wiping down my bike to getting grease off of my hands when setting up transition. At my race on Sunday, I used them to clean off my hands after applying sunscreen to my face. I also used them to wipe the dirt and cinders off my feet before putting on my bike shoes. Post race they were useful to help me freshen up too! I was so happy that I had them with me! They can conveniently be ordered through Amazon with an up to $2.00 savings now!
So Tell Me…
What do you keep in your bag? Anything you would add to these Five Things You Wish You Had in Your Triathlon Transition Bag? Have you tried the Kleenex Wet Wipes yet? Click <<<HERE>>> to purchase them with a discount through Amazon!
Thank you so much for stopping by! As always, I would love to hear your thoughts in the comments section below.
Have a Great Week!