All I Want For Christmas: The Ultimate Gift Guide for Runners

All I Want For Christmas

It is that time of year again where gift guides flood my feed on social media channels and my RSS feed. It is one of my favorite times of year because what better way find items that I’m sure I would be coveting if I knew they were out there?!

Not to be left out, I’ve created my own list of items that happen to be on my own Christmas list this year!

Reflective Vest from Lululemon

Reflective Vest from Lululemon (this is NOT an affiliate link)

 

I have been crushing on vests lately. I mean what’s not to love? Perfect when the weather is just starting to get chilly and then as an added layer to keep the core warm on those really cold days. This one from Lululemon even has reflective elements to make early morning running (or night running) safer!

I am always on the lookout for a warm pair of gloves. My hands and fingers get cold and stay cold — all. the. time. So imagine how they fair when I’m running in a slight breeze at 10 degrees which pretty much describes a typical day in Nebraska during winter. Brrr! I am frugal and want to get the best bang for my buck, so I read reviews like a crazy person. I love this post by Be Well Philly about gloves. I think I’m going to order this pair from Manzella (Not an affiliate link).

Apple Watch Series 3

At the top of my wish list

The Apple Watch Series 3 is at the TOP of my wish list this year. A couple of weeks ago I got a chance to venture into an Apple Store and tried on all the styles of the Apple Watch and I. Want. One. I love that with the latest series you can use the watch on a cellular network and don’t have to have your phone with you. Plus, I just got a pair of wireless earbuds and these would pair perfectly with a new Apple Watch — just saying!

Tabio USA

Fun Socks or just plain ol’ good quality running socks. These from Tabio USA are amazing. They actually have built in arch support plus grippers on the bottoms. They come in a variety of styles, including the toe socks. The arch support is really a game-changer. I have feet issues (read, Plantar Fasciitis all the time) and I can just feel these socks helping!  *I received this pair complimentary for review purposes, but I would definitely buy more pairs! Head over to their Instagram page now to enter to win a pair of your own (just by following them!)

Also for the runner on your list that braves the wind and the cold all winter long — a good moisturizer makes an excellent gift. This one shown is the Active Hydration Serum from Rodan + Fields (you know, those doctors that formulated Proactive?) This stuff is Uh-mazing! It goes on light and is like a drink of water for you skin. You can get yours here from yours truly.

Finally, you can’t go wrong with a fitness lifestyle shirt. I love these two from On Your MarQ and Stiletto Running, but there are so many to choose from these days.

Stiletto Running Scoop Neck

The Road is My Runway from Stiletto Running

Wide Neck Sweatshirt from OnYourMarQ

What is on your list this year? What are you giving to those fit friends in your life?

Five [random] Things Friday

Love this totally random sign …. uh yeah, about the soccer field being on the archery range – yikes!

It’s FRIDAAAAAYYYYYY!! I don’t know about you but for me, this day took its time getting here! To celebrate another week in the books, I’ve put together this Five [random] Things Friday post. Enjoy!

Rest Day – I have to admit that I’m actually having more of a “rest week.” I’ve been running ragged lately with work and family activities that I am just plain exhausted. Sometimes You just have to take care of you. You know that saying, “if you’re cup is empty how can you fill up others’ cups…” or something like that. I decided to refill up my cup this week. The Selfie Light – here I am showing off with my new selfie light that I got from Rodan + Fields with my new eye cream. It is going to be a game-changer or at least a fun-maker 🙂

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I Love the Eighties – we recently went to a 50th birthday bash for my sister-in-law. It was an eighties theme and It. Was. Amazing. As you can see from the photo below, my family went all in. My bangs were like blades — even after I slept on them. Oh, and here’s something random: the DJ played all the best of the 80s songs for 4 hours – FOUR! and the one tune that stuck in my head was “Don’t You Forget about Me” ugh!

This New Workout App – Through my affiliation with Sweat Pink Ambassadors, I’ve been able to try out Gixo for the last few weeks and it’s been really fun. It’s an interactive workout app that has LIVE classes with LIVE coaches! Since I work out totally alone 99.9% of the time, I like the tiny bit of competition that you get out of the classes (I like to try and have the most reps or beat my pace goals). You can try it free for a month via this link.

Stiletto Running Ambassador – That’s right, I’m super pumped to be part of the Runway Crew 2018 for Stiletto Running! I’ve ordered a couple of shirts and Can. Not. Wait. for them to arrive! yay! Stiletto Running Ambassador

What’s random in your week? Have you ever taken a “rest week”?

Until Next Time,
Meg