So a couple of weeks ago I asked on Twitter what topics people wanted me to tackle, and the #TeamHooman community came back with a bunch of requests; here’s the first one of the responses I want to tackle:
@MTW3ESQ – “Have you done anything about gym bag contents? I run, but thinking of gym, 1st since HS, so new paradigm for gear/clothing.”
What a great topic, and one I can’t believe I haven’t tackled already!
I guess it is one of those things that I take for granted, but if you are new to the gym it is definitely something you should think about.
So below are my bare-bones essentials for what to pack in your gym bag. Oh, and a quick aside before we get started. Whatever you do end up packing in your gym bag, make sure you are doing it the night before and either leaving it next to your front door, or in your car. One of the most common reasons people skip their workouts is because “I forgot my gym bag.”
Don’t set yourself up for failure.
Now, on to what you should be stuffing inside of it… hint, it is not your cat.
But as I sat down at my keyboard, the week after returning home, I was having a hard time putting my finger on the common theme.
There were parts of it that definitely felt like the Year of Community II: The Wrath of Khan, but if I looked at it from a different perspective it was also very inspirational (and conversely full of setbacks and disappointments as well… but we aren’t talking about that today) and a bunch of other adjectives as well.
But nothing struck me as an overwhelming theme.
I guess, before I reveal what I finally figured out was the underlying theme of 2016 was, I need to stress that I had an absolute blast.
Once again it was 5 days of sheer nerd bliss! Read more →