Tis the season to share the love with your favorite runner. Maybe you are a runner yourself or perhaps you are a wise friend or partner searching for the perfect something for that special speedster in your life. I have compiled a list of a few of my favorite things that I think just about any runner can appreciate.
Flip Belt: $25
I am a recent convert and I can’t believe I didn’t join the crowd earlier. Once I got pregnant, this was the perfect thing to slip around my ever expanding waist. But it has quickly become my go-to belt of choice long after Mary was born. Comfortably snug; it doesn’t bounce around and has plenty of slots to hold just about everything you could possibly need.
Call me weird, but earbuds don’t fit in my ears. When I got my first iPod, it drove me crazy to no end that I couldn’t use the enclosed headphones. I spent years running with dorky old school headphones. But when I saw these at a booth at the North Face Endurance Challenge, I had to give them a try. Game Changer! The sound quality is great, they feel great and I love using them now to chat on the phone when my hands are full with a little baby.
Simple Hydration Water Bottle: $19.99
I was contacted a few years ago to try this water bottle out. Let me be the first to say that I hate carrying a water bottle on my runs. But this thing seriously works. It slips into the back of your pants and shorts and holds enough for a short-medium distance run. It stays put and doesn’t bounce around. Plus, I like that it doesn’t require a belt. I don’t use it a lot but when I do want water this is my only go-to.
Batiste Dry Shampoo: $5.99
My friend Tatiana used to tease me because I would head to the gym for a run and then blow dry my sweaty hair before coming back to work. This stuff gives me the perfect excuse to acceptably dry my sweaty mop and promptly return back into society. They have formulas for all different types and colors of hair. Now you can extend your blowout and still workout.
I have curly hair. Sometimes I straighten it and sometimes I don’t. Either way, summer humidity has my hair in ever expanding mode. I love these headbands. They work and they are cute. So many colors and sizes to choose from. Even better, they are super comfy.
Good for any runner items and fit great in a stocking:
Gift certificates for pedicures, iTunes, favorite running stores, or a massage.
I am also always happy to receive new hats, gloves, and socks. You can never go wrong with something that keeps your runner warm.
What is on your holiday wish list?