I know how much trouble I have coming up with gifts for the males in my life, and if you’re a non-runner, you probably have trouble coming up with gifts for your runner. I am joining Fairytales & Fitness for Fridays with Fairytales & Fitness, a link up for healthy liftestyle bloggers, to share five things I’ve been loving lately — and I’m sure your runner will love, too.
Skirt Sports, Of Course
You knew I had to go there; I’m a Skirt Sports Ambassador. Temper Tantrum is on sale until Dec. 9 — up to 50% on some styles you’ll find here! It got me through almost all of my longer races this year. My code 522CRJ should work for an extra 15% off, but if not, it’ll work on non sale items.
Yoga for Runners Flexibility Toolkit
Running Buddy J turned me on to Yoga for Runners HQ. While I liked the first program, I have to admit that getting in a 45 minute yoga routine isn’t easy. Unless you go to a class, of course, and then somehow an hour seems too short.
The Yoga for Runners Flexibility Toolkit (read about it here) seems just right. Each practice is approximately 15 minute and aimed at:
- Adductors and groin
- Chest and shoulders
- Full body stretch
- Hamstrings and lower back
- Hip flexors and quads
- Hip mobility
- IT band
- Side body stretch
- Yin Yoga
I suggest signing up for emails so you know the next time they run a sale.
Pony Tail Fleece Lined Hat
I wrote about how much I loved this hat I bought at the Cape Cod expo, and I’m still loving it and definitely want to get more. I was sad that they weren’t on sale on Cyber Monday, but it’s a small company and each hat is hand made so I understand. Find your pony tail hat here.
I bought my Triggerpoint Grid Foam Roller at the same expo and it’s gotten a lot of use since then. I wish they had had the Vibe Plus available there. I can’t really justify getting another foam roller so soon, but anything that will massage me I’m on board with. You can buy direct from Triggerpoint hereor from Amazon (Affiliate link) here.
This is a big ticket item, to be sure. Maybe your runner has been very, very good this year. There are retreats on both coasts. You’ll learn about nutrition, foam rolling, how to psych yourself up, and more.
You’ll run a race, you’ll eat good food, and you’ll meet a lot of other runners and who knows, maybe even find your new BRF (although I didn’t, people have). Despite a Nor’easter, this was still one of the most fun halfs I have run. Find out more about AMR retreats here.
Which of these gifts would you like?
What are you giving the runner in your life this year?
What gifts would you add to my list?