Tuesday, November 24, 2015

What To Buy A Runner For Christmas

Today is exactly one month until Christmas. Are you all done your Christmas shopping, yet to get started, or (like me) somewhere in between?

I'm actually keeping my spending to a minimum this year. My family agreed it's more important to focus on creating memories than it is to spend money on stuff we really don't need. Of course, London and my niece will have something under the tree but we also have some fun activities planned while we're home on the West Coast (we arrive Boxing Day after London gets home from Christmas with his daddy.)

I really don't need anything but there's always things I want. I've done this list a few times now and there isn't a lot that changes every year. If you do have a runner in your life and are stumped for ideas I hope this post will help.


1. Fitness Watch

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I LOVE my Garmin Forerunner 220. It's not a cheap present but the perfect splurge for the runner in your life. This watch has lots of awesome feature; it uploads your stats instantly to an app on your Iphone and also has the ability for family and friends to track you while you're out running.

2. Training Journal

I love having a place to keep track of my workouts and write down my goals. I haven't used this journal before but it's come highly recommended by a few of my friends. 

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3. Earphones

I listen to music while I run. The Yurbuds are the only headphones, I've tried, that actually stay in my ears while I'm running. I never have to re-adjust them. I would like to get a pair of wireless headphones, for when I'm on the treadmill, someday but these are awesome for when you're running outside!

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4. Race Entry

I run a lot of races, each year, and they can get expensive. I would check with your runner first before purchasing to make sure they haven't registered already. If you want to make it a surprise, you can also give them money or a visa/mc giftcard and tell them it's for a race. My brother did this for my birthday last year and it was cool to think about him, and how much he supports me, while I was running.

5. Running Tights

If there's a runner in your life, that likes to get outside to workout during the winter months, warm running tights are a must. I have these from Mizuno Canada. The Breath Thermo generates heat as you move. My legs are always toasty!

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6. Pro Compression Socks

These are not only great for running but also for recovery. I wore them for three days after the NYC Marathon. 

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7. Momentum Jewelry

These are beautiful and I love that you can pick a mantra that speaks to you. I have two wraps, one cuff bracelet and a foot notes and already have my eye on a few others! I'm actually giving away a wrap on my Instagram page. But hurry, the contest closes at 5pm tonight!! 



8. Running Shoes. 

Okay, so these aren't cheap and I wouldn't recommend buying them unless you know exactly what kind he/she wears but EVERY runner loves a new pair of shoes!! I've been wearing the Mizuno Wave Riders since I started running in 2012 and love them! I'm excited to give the new 19's a try soon!! 

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Stocking Stuffers:

What's on your Christmas wish list?
Runners, what's the best Christmas gift you've received?

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