December is just a few days away, which means Christmas is less than a month away. I could post here talking about the perfect gifts for the runner in your life, but in my days of training, I have learned something very important: running items are not a one size fits all. Meaning, what I might suggest to give to someone may be something that would never work for them. Just because it works for me doesn't mean it will work for you, and vice versa. So I am taking a different approach...I am sharing my wish list. Maybe this will inspire you to think about what to get that runner by seeing what another runner likes.
runDisney Mickey Mouse Performance Tee for Women. Just last year, I never saw any tech shirts offered by runDisney that were not race specific or that didn't have a year on them. I am not terribly fond of "dated" shirts, whether they are for races, concerts, or even a year I visited Disney World. Just not my thing. So I was excited they came out with these undated and non-race specific shirts. I can train in them or even wear them to local races...as all of those will be considered my Disney race training.
2. Race bibs and medals holder by runningonthewall. This is a quick, easy, and great way for me to display my bibs and medals from any races I have and will be participating in. While I love the Lasting Commemoratives options, they are just way out of my price range...especially since it would only display one race.
3. Reebok Women's Play Dry Jacket in Aubergine. This would be perfect for runs that take place in colder temps. I love that the sleeve go over the hands a bit with a slit to put the thumb through. Plus, I love the color.
Update 12/6/12: Just bought this for myself last night! If you have a Reebok outlet store near you, they currently have a code out to get 40% off your purchase (exclusions apply). When making your purchase, mention code 8801757. The offer expires December 31, 2012. Admittedly, I would not have made this purchase if not for this code.
Peppermint Cooling Foot Lotion. Peppermint lotion has always been a great choice for those who have sore feet. The nice thing about this one is that there is added menthol to also cool the skin. There is also a Peppermint Cooling Foot Spray and a Peppermint Cooling Leg Gel, but if I had to choose, it would be the lotion.
Garmin Forerunner 10 Small (in pink). This handy GPS run watch tracks and records pace/distance, has run/walk alerts, as well as auto pause and auto lap. This would completely eliminate my use of phone apps, unless I wanted to use them.
iFitness iPhone/iPod Window Armband. This will allow me to use my phone to listen to music without having to carry in my hand or shove it in my belt or pocket. I saw a lot of people at the Wine & Dine wearing an armband of some sort for their music, and I kept thinking, "why didn't I think of that?" Well, now I am thinking about it.
So there you have it, my running wish list. This list is not exhaustive, but these are my top 6 at the moment. You can also feel free to gift me a race registration, a trip to the race, and.... ;)