Friday Five : What’s in my pool bag ?

Yeah, its Friday (well technically Saturday here in France, didn’t get this posted on time yesterday)! We are celebrating my birthday and my daughter’s birthday this weekend, so very excited. It is supposed to rain tomorrow, so going to go to the farmer’s market this morning and get my run in. I travelled internationally last week so I have been getting into a normal routine this week. I’m happy to say, I’m BACK ! and feeling my old self.

I am hooking up with Courtney at Eat Pray Run, Cynthia You Signed Up for What and Mar at Mar on the Run for Friday Five, where the theme of the week is five things in my gym bag.



I did a first post on this back in 2014 :  gym bag post, so this time I had to find 5 additional items in my gym bag. Well, since I pretty much carry the same things now as I did a few months ago, I figured I would show you what is in my bag when I go to the pool. My (love/hate) relationship with the pool has really evolved… and I love my aqua gym class on Friday nights now. Here is what you will always find :


1. Bathing suit. The shape might look kind of odd but it happens to be extremely comfortable. The suit goes way up on my back, which I prefer. And avoids shaving. Sorry to put that out there (too much info) but for those who go to the pool, you get my drift.

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2. Shoes. Definitely don’t want warts.

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3. Two towels. One for me and one to stand on. The floor gets soaked in the changing booth and I do not like to particularly stand in water while I change. Yes, I am probably a bit anal but I hate putting wet feet into socks or into pants.

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4. A token so I can use a locker. I always carry 2, just in case I can’t find one or need to loan one to a friend.

5. Bathing cap. And no, I am not posting a picture of myself in one because I look really really ridiculous with my glasses. We don’t put our head under water in class, so I keep my glasses on. If not, I can hardly see the teacher.


What do you bring to the pool ? Two towels ?


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Comments: 7

  1. Marcia January 17, 2015 at 1:34 pm Reply

    I totally appreciate that suit! Mine is so low and open in back I don’t get it. It’s not like I’m fast or anything. Yes to sandals too. Nobody needs fungus! Happy Birthday to you and your daughter!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration January 17, 2015 at 2:36 pm Reply

      When it comes to exercise, I prefer practical over pretty… and the suit definitely works for me !

  2. Mar @ Mar on the Run January 18, 2015 at 4:21 pm Reply

    I don’t have a pool easily accessible but I get the 2 towel thing! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration January 21, 2015 at 7:30 am Reply

      Thank you ! The pool has been such a great addition to my fitness routine. I love it.

  3. Courtney @ Eat Pray Run, DC January 18, 2015 at 4:58 pm Reply

    happy birthday — and i COMPLETELY get the swimsuit thing and the towels and shoes. yuck – i wouldn’t stand around in water like that either 🙂
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  4. Coco (@Got2Run4Me) January 20, 2015 at 4:06 am Reply

    Cute shoes! Our locker room provides towels and I always use one to stand on!
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    • Karen - French Inspiration January 21, 2015 at 7:27 am Reply

      Nice to know that I am not the only one standing on a towel. lol

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