"Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit, Who is in you, Whom you have received from God? ... So use every part of your body to give glory back to God..." 1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Monday, November 28, 2011

Gifts for the RUNNER you LOVE~

With my racing season drawing to a close I tend to scale back this time of year. I drop my miles and my intensity. I take this time to gain strength, cross train and just do whatever it is that I want to do and sometimes nothing at all! No serious agenda and no pressures!
I decided to go to the gym today. I am not a fan of being confined to the indoors. Running on the Dreadmill or doing any of the mechanical cardio machines really puts it into perspective what a hamster must feel like! I feel like a caged rodent!
The Dreadmill was vacant and there was no one there to fight me for it so reluctantly I moved in. 7 miles was the goal and I wanted to finish in under 56 minutes. With my gum in my mouth and my "Nitas Running" play list jamming in my ears I approached the Dreadmill. I opened my "Rachel Ray Cooking" magazine and hit the Start button. As I looked at all the heavy holiday foods, all the starches and desserts I was reminded with each turn of the page why I was running today!

The best of all gifts around any Christmas tree:  the presence of a happy family all wrapped up in each other.  ~Burton Hillis
I have promised a few people that I would put together a list of running must haves. I have put together some great gifts ideas for those family members that demand a list from us!
Top Ten Gifts to get your Runner 2011 
1. Nike Plus+- $29
Dun hams, Sports Authority, Best Buy, Dicks Sporting Goods, Amazon
2. Cuddle Duds- $26-$34
JcPenney, Macy's, Kohl's,cuddleduds.com
3. Winter Running Hats- $16-$34
 Athleta for woman, Dicks Sporting Goods, Brooksrunning.com
4. IPOD Nano- (This is compatible with NikePlus+)  $114-$129
SOLD Everywhere!
5. Winter Running Gloves- $12-$29
Roadrunnerspots.com, Running Gear, REI, Dicks SG

6. Garmin-$134-$399
Garmin 305-Best value for your first watch. Comes w/Heart rate monitor

Garmin Forerunner 60- $99!..This is not multisport.
Amazon.com. Dicks Sporting Goods, Best Buy
7. Traction for shoes when running outside in snow and ice-$29
Local Running stores. or Revelsports.com
8. Running Magazine Subscritpion $25..(Link below offering a holiday special)

9. Running Tights- $45-$80
Any Sports Store

10.Running Socks- $10-$29
Thorlo and Smart wool. http://www.rei.com

These are just my top 10 favorite. There are many others that I have not put on here. In a couple weeks I will do another post for Stocking Stuffers for our Favorite Runner.

 The Ultimate Christmas Bundle: Register your runner for a race for 2012, print it out and wrap it in with one of the above gifts!! If you are really feeling like spoiling your runner make it a Destination Run and get them a hotel room and go cheer them on or BETTER yet...register with them and run it together!!!!

If you have any questions about any of the products let me know, I can tell you which brands I like and give you a little more details, like the best place to purchase and different local running stores that may sell the item your looking for. ALSO..Remember the Outlet malls are a great place to save money!



  1. Love this Post! Runners socks Really? Didn't know there was special running socks....lol

  2. You are so funny!!! Love the 'bundle'!! Thanks for the ideas!! I don't think I can get many of these in FL...(running gloves, and cuddleduds)!
    Love ya! Glad your slowing down a bit, how many miles did you end up with? Probably more than 7 since you were looking at all the fattening food!
    Have you tried RunKeeper the Ap for your phone? Works like the Nike + for free! And it loads to your computer!!
    Love ya!

  3. Tiffany...There is nothing better than a great pair of running socks except a few pairs!! They hug in all the right places adding support, stability and comfort! I made a believer out of even Andy!

  4. Leeanne, I have not tried Runkeeper..I will have to check that out. The Bundle idea is a great idea for you and BOB..Motivation and incentive.. We should all look for a destination one and make a mini vacation out of it!... Miss you guys. Loved the face time.