Mrun262...so where do you normally run?? My audi is in the shop and I need a car right now...lol
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Mrun262, that's fine if you want to do that, and I agree about not worrying about the little things in life, but why take un-necessary risk when it is SO easy to just take a key with you. Some people on here have some great ideas.
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What a great question. I was at a big race in Sept and noticed a bunch of people hide them under trash cans, buried them under woodchips near an office building entrance, put them on their tires and I thought 1) what a good idea. 2) I wish I was a car theft because I could make a killing right now. However I couldn't leave my key somewhere, I'd be too worried. (might make me run faster though) I tried the shoe thing, the hand thing, the bra thing but I am most comfortable when I slip in the sleeve I use for my I-Pod.
I bought a pouch with a strong clip and clip it to the inside of my pants/shorts. It can hold a cell phone too. If you clip it to your pants at the small of your back, you won't even feel it.
Very similar to this:
I am usually out with my dog. I clip my key ring onto the leash hook that clips onto her collar. She carries it for me. A dog is great run/walk motivation too.
I drive a VW (hence i am jelous of your Audi) My key- probably like yours is a bit bulky to tie to a shoe.
I use a trickthat i learned when i used to Ice Climb- you did not want to take you keys with you- if you lost it it coudl be a BAD mistake- much safer to leave it at the car...I remove the rest of my keys and leave them in the car- I then lock my car and put my key on the top of one of the tires towards the back so it is hidden by the wheel well. The Key to this is that you have to make sure noone sees you do this- or at least any potential thievs. It has always worked well for me.
Tie the one key that unlocks the door in the draw string of your running shorts. Double or triple tie and it doesn't come out. Don't even feel it but if you are insecure you can touch it without looking as you run. It will still be there until you untie it . I've been doing this for years without a problem.
I do the same thing as Pinkerbel in the warmer weather - I find that carrying the keys in my hands lets me warn dog walkers that I am coming up on them (I run at 5 AM and the alarm clocks must all ring between 5:30 and 6 because that's when the dogs come out). However, now that it is getting cold enough that I frequently have to wear gloves I prefer to keep them in the pocket of my shorts (I wear shorts down into the mid-20s - I'm dressing for mile 8, not 1!). I hate that jingling sound so I have taken to buying what I think are soccer shorts that have a ziped pocket in the back, just below the waist band. Keeps them quiet and I forget all about them until I need them at the end of the run. As for the dog walkers, they're awake and paying attention in the cold weather so I never seem to have to warn them!
I bought this great armband that holds my iPod and has a small zipper section that is just wide enough for a driver's license. I can fit a drivers license and an ATM card (or my husband's license) and my house key. My car key would fit in there too if I needed. The only problem with this is remembering to either throw the armband in my purse or take my ID out and put it back in my wallet. Otherwise, you find yourself driving around without your license (I am guilty of this today). I'm going to be buying a RoadID for myself and hubby for Christmas so we don't have to worry about this any more. =o)
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Nike thermal running gloves in the winter. They have a place for keys. They'er great!
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Great Question. I have a keypad and keep my keys inside the car locked. I do this because...one very cold windy night i was running at the Huron Meadows Metropark and got to my GMC and ...yes my keys were locked inside! That's it ..i'm going to freeze to death i thought! But luckily there was a pay phone at the main building..which was locked with no one around..the pay phone was outside and i was able to call the 800# for OnStar, who unlocked my doors! Viola!! I told myself then my next vehicle will have a key pad...regardless the make!! Now i see why my father always wanted the keypad!!
I have an Amphipod that I purcahsed from RoadRunner Sports. It fits only my key, and it hooks under the shoe laces and velcros shut on the bottom. I thought I would feel it, but I don't even know its there. It just looks like I have a growth on my sneaker, and it can not fall off unless your laces come undone and fall off. and thats no going to happen....
I have the same one. I wish it was smaller though. I guess it used to be but Amphipod recently upsized them to fit the fatter larger key fobs. I usually just carry my valet key or just a house key- but it does the job!
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I use a diaper pin and pin my one key to either my sport bra or the waist band of my shorts
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As the previous poster mentioned, I also have an Amphipod which I clip to the waistband of my pants. I think it was about 14.00 at Runner's World Stores. What's cool about it is that it clips to your belt but the actual pocket fits on the inside of your pants/skirt etc. You dont even know its there. The one I have fits my keys and my Ipod, and its made out of neophrene so it keeps the keys and the ipod dry.