Tuesday, November 22, 2016

I'm Grateful for Running Bargains!

While for most of the country, Thanksgiving is time for families to get together and break bread, for runners, Thanksgiving means only one thing.

Turkey Trots!

Are you running one? This year, I'm not. I'm traveling to Florida next week for the Panama City Beach Half Marathon, and I don't want to risk aggravating my PF or that Baker's cyst or who knows what else! I will run Thanksgiving morning, though. I normally run on Thursdays, plus I want to fire up the old calorie burner so I can eat all the food!

Thanksgiving also marks the start of the holiday shopping season. I've already seen Christmas decorations up around the 'hood and stores have had their holiday displays up since Halloween. But I just can't get excited about holiday shopping until the day after Thanksgiving!

In the spirit of the holiday season, and with Black Friday looming large, I wanted to share a few deals with you for the runner in your life! I've got a couple of discount codes and bargains. Enjoy!




Janji, a performance running apparel company, was founded to help bring clean water to impoverished countries. Purchase this Nyali tank and give one year of clean water to an individual in Kenya. Use the code Janji5off to save $5 on any purchase.

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I recently won this Moji Foot Pro Massager  (affiliate link) from my friend Natalie over at Nat Runs Far. The Foot Pro has stainless steel spheres that you roll your foot over for an amazing massage. You can put it in the freezer before you roll. The Foot Pro retails for $39.95, but I found it on Amazon.com for $33.13 with free one day Amazon Prime shipping! PF? See ya...


Runners love their fuel, and I've made no secret of my love for Tailwind Nutrition! This ultramarathoning fuel gives me wings to push through my long runs, my half marathons, and my full marathons. In the past, I could never stomach gels and I have wall-o-phobia, so when I found Tailwind I never looked back! Full disclosure: I am a Tailwind Trailblazer (kind of like an ambassador), but I would promote Tailwind even if I wasn't. My rugby playing son loves it too! While Tailwind doesn't offer discount codes, they are having a 20% off special Black Friday through Cyber Monday on the website and at certain retail outlets! Now's your chance to try it! And those stick packs make great stocking stuffers. Let me know if you have any questions...maybe I'll send you a sample or 2....


I've shared a few products from SLS3 here on the blog. I've trialed their compression socks (love them), the HiPZipp (got me through 2 marathons), the cutest ever bike shorts (pink flowers!), and my new love, their low compression socks. I'm excited to share a 50% off discount code on the entire website! Don't wait tho, the code CYBER50 is good only 11/24 through 11/28.


As I always say, it's never too late to jump into the Book Club! I would be remiss if I didn't mention some excellent book deals, perfect for the runner in your life (you!) Some of the books we've read for the Book Club are available for a bargain on Amazon.com. Do you have a Kindle reader? That's the way to go. You know the app is free, right?
Here's what I found:
Fast Girl by Suzy Favor Hamilton available for $1.99.
Boston Bound by Elisabeth Clor for $4.99.
Confessions of An Unlikely Runner by Dana Ayers for $2.99.
The Long Run by Mishka Shubaly for $1.99.
Tales From Another Mother Runner by Dimity McDowell and Sarah Bowen Shea for $6.49.
Read on!

Happy Thanksgiving! I'm thankful for all the runners who read my blog! Are you running a Turkey Trot this year? Any fun running bargains you want to share? Do you shop for your family this time of year? Or do you scoop up bargains for yourself? 

I'm linking up a day late and a dollar short with Tuesdays on the Run: Marcia, Erica, and Patti! Also with DebRuns for Wednesday Word, which is grateful. And with Debbie, Lora, Rachel, and Susie for Coaches Corner!



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  1. Funny story I just have to tell: The Moji rep sits in the sauna with me. Well not WITH me, but he's in there and we talk massage. Haha!

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    1. I saw they were based in LZ and contacted them for a discount code. Crickets. Good thing I like their product so much!

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  2. I think I am going to get that foot massager for Rob for Christmas! (And then just "borrow" it all the time...)

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  3. Happy Thanksgiving!!! Thanks for all the discounts. I think it's time I tried Tailwind since I know you rave about it. Happy running, no matter if it's a race or "just" a run :-)

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    1. Tailwind has been a game changer for me.

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  4. I think the only Cyber Monday shopping I did last year was for myself! There were deals on Nuun and ProCompression holiday socks I couldn't resist! I hope you have a great day with your family.

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    1. I've been shopping already! I love all the bargains this time of year. Happy TG to you too!

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  5. Bargains aplenty! I'm going to have to check out some of the sites and see what's there ;-) We have a local Turkey Trot (in my 'hood), but it's doubtful I'll be running in it... but I will be there with my walking stride on (26.2 recovery is a _itch LOL). I don't do a lot of Christmas shopping these days.....the kids all want gift cards (but I still like the Black Friday hoopla).

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    1. I work on Black Friday but I"m not much of a shopper anyways. I'll hit up all the websites for Cyber Monday. Happy Thanksgiving!

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  6. The foot massager looks nice and I bet feel great! Happy Thanksgiving!

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  7. Those are great deals for those kindle books. Does that work for an Apple ipad too? Or do they have their own book reader? I do not normally download books, I'm old school.

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    1. Yes, I read them on my iPad using the Kindle reader app. The Amazon kindle store has great instructions how to download it. I like reading on my iPad. You can adjust the text size (no reading glasses needed!) and you can highlight key passages, saving them for later.

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  8. I read your introduction and thought "yes, that is exactly what thanksgiving is about ... Turkey trots!" I'm running one tomorrow and trying to convince family to do a second one on Friday... We only have thanksgiving once a year!

    Happy Thanksgiving to you and your family Wendy! I'm thankful for your blog!

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    1. I'm thankful that you read my blog! :p Happy Thanksgiving and have fun at your trot tomorrow!

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  9. Thanks for all the bargains! Especially for reminding me that i have a discount code for Janji, and the Amazon deals on the books. Going there right now! Happy thanksgiving, Wendy!

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  10. Gotta love the bargains!!

    That foot massager looks like the truth!!
    Love me some Tailwinds....thanks for the reminder-time to restock!

    Happy Thanksgiving Wendy!



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    1. That foot massager is the truth--my mileage lately seems to think so!

      Have a happy Thanksgiving!

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  11. Turkey trot just sounds so messy! Like someone didn't cook the turkey all the way through, or something. Happy Thanksgiving!! I wish we had Thanksgiving when you guys do. I don't like having it in October.

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    1. I keep forgetting you are Canadian! Do you guys Turkey Trot?

      You're right, it does sound unsavory...

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  12. I love a good sale!! I usually stick to online shopping because Black Friday shopping is a bit crazy for me! The only thing on my christmas list this year is running gear- shoes, clothes, & cold weather accessories!

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    1. I'm an online shopper too. I don't like the crowds.

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  13. Great collection of discounts! I keep hearing about Tailwind and how awesome it is, so I'd like to try it very soon. I am indeed running a Turkey Trot tomorrow and am anxiously checking the hourly weather forecast. =) Happy Thanksgiving to you and your loved ones, Wendy!

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    1. I think it's supposed to be nice tomorrow! Anything beats what we've got now.

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  14. Love love love the Goji Foot Pro and great compression socks! I wore those for awhile. Great list! Happy Turkey day!

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    1. I like all this stuff! Happy to share my loves...

      Happy Thanksgiving!

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  15. No turkey trot this year - hopping on the bikes. My 84 year old father-in-law is going for a PR at the Mexico Beach Turkey Trot though! He got his first GPS sport watch and it's so fun to see him still going strong.

    Happy Thanksgiving, Wendy!

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    1. Oh how fun! I love that and want to be that 84 year old someday. Goals.

      Happy Thanksgiving!

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  16. Who doesn't love a bargain. I rarely buy anything if it's not on sale.

    I am running both a 10k and a 5k on Thanksgiving. Hope the weather cooperates.

    See you soon!

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    1. I hope the weather is good for you too! Have a fun day!

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  17. I just adore this time of the year so much because everyone is so much happier - perhaps because everything is on sale? LOL!

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  18. These are awesome! I'm hoping to get a really good deal on a Garmin this weekend. Mine died a few weeks ago and I feel so lost without it!

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    1. I got a new Garmin for my birthday in September and all I can say is why did I wait so long? I hope you get one!

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  19. Great discounts Wendy! I am going to check out the Tailwind--I have always used Cliff Bar shots but they upset my stomach this past marathon-- thanks for sharing and Happy Thanksgiving!

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  20. I'm trying to get some christmas shopping done early so these are great ideas!

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  21. I'm not turkey trotting this year either. There are a number around here, but most of my friends are out of town, so I just decided to bypass. There's a fun 12k here the weekend after, so I'm going to go with that. Thanks for sharing the bargains! I tend to shop for everyone this time of year - myself and those I need to buy Christmas presents for. If I can get a deal - all the better! Happy Thanksgiving Wendy!

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    1. Happy Thanksgiving! I love all the bargains, but I usually end up shopping for myself!

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  22. Yes! First year not going out shopping and I'm bummed only because the barre studio that opens next week that I already got a membership to is doing a bunch of really cool stuff for Black Friday. Maybe I just need to order that foot massager and call it good.

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    1. Haha! I have to work all day Friday, so I will need a massage...not just my feet!

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  23. Great deals! Hope you have a happy thanksgiving! I have a 5k in the am and then dinner at a friends!

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  24. Hope you have a great thanksgiving!! That foot massager though - that would definitely make my day tomorrow!! Thanks for sharing all the bargains :)

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  25. i could totally use a foot massager.

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    1. Who couldn't? You should gift yourself!

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  26. A year's worth of water??!! Wow. Great cause. Enjoy your run and your Thanksgiving!

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  27. I have some packets of Tailwind that I bought and really need to try because I don't like the new version of my usual electrolyte drink. Maybe I should try it tomorrow to know if I should order more LOL.

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    1. Tailwind almost never has sales, so this is pretty cool!

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  28. I need a foot massager. Ok maybe it's more of a want but still. Thanks for the heads up on the deal.

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    1. I wanted this foot massager but wouldn't buy it. I'm so glad I have it now!

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  29. Thanks for the bargain tips, and I think all of us will be buying that foot massager! I need to check out Tailwind. I definitely don't fuel properly, and simply ran out of steam the back half of this year's marathon. I'm doing a trot this morning with my son and his fiance. He'll break 22 and she's never run, so I'll probably stick with her for a walk/run. Have a great Thanksgiving!

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    1. I think you'd love the Tailwind! Good luck at your trot!

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  30. No Turkey Trots in France.... I haven't even thought about Christmas either. I am usually such an obsessive anticipator that my shopping is usually done by December 1st. This year ? I haven't even thought about it, much less started.
    Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

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    1. I wish I was one of those shoppers! But I am a procrastinator...

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  31. I'm really curious about the Tailwind - I keep hearing about it! I finally found fuel that works with Genucan but maybe there's something else out there too :)

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    1. I've heard good things about GenUCAN to--but I've been so happy with the Tailwind that I haven't felt the need to try anything else!

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  32. I never thought of putting my Moji foot massager in the freezer - thanks for the tip!

    And of course, thanks for linking up!

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