It's that time of year! Time to go overboard and buy all the gifts. If you're like me, you struggle with buying gifts for your family and friends, but don't seem to have any issues buying gifts for yourself. Why is that?
Now you all know another one of my secrets. And it's not even Runfessions time...that's next week.
I wanted to share with you some of my favorite finds for the runner on your list! Maybe that someone is me! Some of these are products I have featured on the blog...and some are just things I like. I've reached out to some of the companies and have a few discount codes for you as well. And if you're really patient, like a kid waiting for Santa, there's something special for you at the end of this post....
So let's get started...
Because I'm so high maintenance, I have to head out on my long runs looking like a pack mule.
I could run with this:
SLS3 is offering my readers a $10 off code HZ10 on the HiP ZiPP!
There is also Free Shipping on any order over $10.
Or I could use this face mask that I won last spring from another blogger. While I didn't get a chance to use the BeFreeGear Ninja Face Mask last year, I already put it to use this past weekend. Who knew that I'd have an opportunity to look like a Ninja Warrior in November? After one use, I can say thumbs up! It's nice and light and it kept me warm. The fleece gator is an extra bonus.
|Think of all the snooping I can do in this!|
You could give fruitcake.
Or you could give FLYJOY bars to your friends and family. Recently I had a review and a very successful giveaway from FLYJOY! FLYJOY makes energy bars that are vegan, paleo-friendly, and gluten free. I was able to sample 6 of the 7 flavors they offer, and every flavor was really tasty. My meat eating, Clif bar loving husband liked the bars as well. I'm pretty excited about these bars!
So many readers wanted to try these bars that I reached out to FLYJOY to ask about a discount code. FLYJOY is offering a 50% discount for first-time orders using the code TLWH50OFF.
Speaking of food, I'm still eating ALL THE THINGS since I ran Chicago. Good thing I have another marathon to train for! Since I am always hungry, I'm always on the lookout for healthy, tasty meals. It would be so tempting just to go to the drive through, wouldn't it?
The Runner's World Meals on the Run Cookbook will be on my Christmas list! There are 150 meals that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. I'm all about that kind of fast food--the healthy kind. I've made my share of recipes from Runner's World in the past, and they're usually pretty good.
I found the cookbook on Amazon for $20.33.
All that yoga I've been doing this year has taken a toll on my yoga mat. Seriously, I have skid marks on it from all those planks and jump backs I've been doing.
I've been looking at yoga mats, and I'm putting one on my list this year. My studio likes Manduka, but I iccha this Lululemon yoga mat. 5mm thick and with polka dots to boot. Warrior 2 never looked so good.
No discount ever on these mats. But...polka dots...
We can't run all the time, right? Cycling has always been my favorite way to cross train, but ice and snow are not a cyclist's best friends. I don't belong to a club, so I have to workout at home. Too bad.
My big ticket item on my list is a bike trainer. I asked my 3 of favorite cyclists, Karen from Trading in My Heels, Phaedra from Blisters and Black Toenails and Kelli from Destination Awesome to make some recommendations about bike trainers. Lucky me to have people to steer me in the right direction. Both Phaedra and Kelli recommended trainers by Kurt Kinetic for value and reliability. Karen and Kelli recommended Cycleops as well. Cycleops has the Fluid2 indoor trainerel="nofollow" href="https://kurtkinetic.com/products/kinetic-road-machine/">Road Machine for my wish list.
The Kurt Kinetic Road Machine is $295.20. There's a 20% off special running now until November 28!
Finally, my big news. I'm participating in a holiday blog hop! Each of the blogs listed below are hosting a holiday giveaway to thank our loyal readers for sticking with us all year long. I've never participated in a blog hop before, but this seems like a lot of fun and a great excuse to thank all of you! Oh, and there's the whole winning prizes thing.
But what to do? What should I give away?
After Diatta from Femme Fitale Fit Club posted a review of fitness trackers, the light bulb went off. I thought it would be fun to give away the UP MOVE by Jawbone activity and sleep tracker! This is a clip on fitness tracker that syncs easily with either your android or iOS device. Even Mrs. Kravitz can't track you like this thing does. The UP MOVE pretty much tracks your every move. You can connect with friends and family. And it's really cute.
I wonder if it would work for my teenagers. Hmmm....
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****giveaway only open to US residents. Sorry to my Canadian friends!****
I'm also linking this post with Tuesdays on the Run, aka Marcia, Erika, and Patti for their runners' gift guide! Check out all the ideas that everyone else has for the runner on your list. Or for yourself...
There's a ton of gift ideas via blog posts on Amanda's blog, Run to the Finish!
And you can #winalltheprizes with Erica and Smitha on their Wednesday Giveaway Roundup!
Linking up with Katie at TalkLessSayMore where there are a TON of holiday gift ideas!