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While different items will make an appearance in my bag now and then, these are the tried and true standbys. It looks like a lot more now that I have them all listed out; I promise it's not all that heavy!!

My Bag -- Adidas Women's Ultimate Club Bag

A lightweight but sturdy gym bag that's held up to a lot of travel.  Tons of pockets inside and out (including a tablet sleeve, a key fob, and multiple small pockets, including one just for a smartphone).  I can fit everything I need and more in it.   And, it's specially made for sports and the gym, with ventilated "FreshPAK" compartments.  Check out more details here.

Side Pocket -- Fuel:

My preference is always to try to eat at home before a workout or run and come right home after, but sometimes it just doesn't work out that way, especially when I am on the road for work. Knowing this, I usually keep a Picky Bar in my bag for a preworkout snack and an EAS Advantage CarbControl Shake that I can pour over ice if it's been a harder workout and I won't be eating a real meal soon after.

If I am in dire need of some quick pre-workout energy, I'll grab the peanut butter GU in my bag. I discovered this flavor in my Stridebox and like it a lot. While I usually just save these for mid-fueling on long runs/races, they are so small that it's really no biggie to just keep one on hand, just in case.

Water bottle, nothing special

Altoids (Peppermint) or gum

Main Pocket -- Gear:

Small Towel

Tifosi Tyrant Wrap Sunglasses -- good sport sunglasses; not the most stylish shades but they don't fog up in heat/cold and the sturdy rubber part that sits on your nose keeps them from sliding around, even when sweaty!

Yurbuds -- I have ridiculous "mini ears" per the Hubs, so these in-ear buds are working for me.

Tuneband for iPhone 5 -- for my money, Tuneband makes the best fitness armband for phones/ipods/mp3 players, and I've tried a lot of other ones. the Tuneband models for previous iPhones are equally good.

Usually some form of a hat or sun visor if I am going to be outside, I have trouble with sweat/headbands staying put, and I like to keep the sun directly off my face if I can. Nike makes some good visors for women in their Dri-Fit fabric; I have a couple similar to this style that I have picked up at various places when I've seen a good sale.

Smaller Toiletry Bag -- Personal Care

Basics: Pack of Tissues, Deodorant, Toothbrush, Toothpaste, Small Hairbrush and Extra Ponytail Holders. I am not picky about any of these, frankly, and generally buy whatever is on sale and spend my money on other items below.

EOS Lip Balm and Great Lash Clear Mascara for Lash and Brow -- two drugstore brands that are surprisingly good! Again, more money for the makeup products at the end of my post ;)

A pack of Neutrogena Oil-Free Pink Grapefruit Cleansing Wipes or Neutrogena Hydrating Wipes, usually whatever was on a better sale at the time I went shopping for new ones (right now it's grapefruit) and Johnson and Johnson Baby Wipes for random clean-ups. I really don't know how I get so messy during a workout, but I find a way.

Some form of anti-chafe for inner thigh madness (I have never in my life been known to have any semblance of a thigh gap); currently using a stick of RunGuard Anti-Chafe I received in my Stridebox, but I am not all that picky between this and Body Glide.

Chamois Butt'r for riding my bike; it's pretty much the same thing as the two products above (anti-chafe) for cyclists, but more lotion-y.

In Case of Emergency -- For Post-Workout Quick Presentability:

While I would love to think that my schedule will always work out to allow me time to go home and pull myself together, that is sadly not the case. I have found that there are a few miracle products with which, when kept on hand, I am able to pull myself together to a reasonable degree, even after a workout.

Oribe Texturizing Spray (really acts like a dry shampoo to absorb oil at roots, don't let fancy name confuse you)

Shiseido Blotting Papers (there are other good brands; Japanese brands tend to be best though and are my pick for oily, post-workout skin)

MAC Studio Finish Concealer

Bobbi Brown Shimmer Brick

Benefit "They're Real" Mascara

Bobbi Brown Lip Gloss (Aubergine)

*The links above to Amazon are to my Amazon affiliate "recommended picks" but I have included these for your convenience only, so you can see exactly which product I use and like. Feel free to pick them up at your favorite brick and mortar retailer or somewhere else online where you love to shop!