Monday, December 1, 2014

5 Must Haves For Runners on your Gift List

Looking for a great gift for the runner on your list? Then stick around and check out my 5 must haves for runners this holiday season!

1. Classes at a local yoga studio
Runners need to take a break once in a while and stretch by practicing yoga. Get them a month long pass to a local yoga studio. You can often find great deals for this on LivingSocial and Groupon. 
Disclaimer: I received a pair of the PRO Compression Marathon socks to review through my ambassadorship with FitApproach. 

I have always wanted to try compression socks, especially since they are recommended to reduce swelling and inflammation, which I still get a bit of around the left ankle I had surgery on. I recently wore them on a few outdoor walk/runs and a long walk and they were great!
I especially love the support they offered. I felt like my ankles were in a light brace. Security without a clunky brace is a win-win in my book.
Why I love PRO Compression socks: 
1. MADE in the USA
2. They always have a super fun Sock of the Month! A new sock designs every month with a discount!  
3. One of the few compression socks companies that makes a true graduated compressionsock (the ones that work!).  
4. They sell direct--which means bigger discounts and more focus on the customer. 

Key Features. 
1. True Graduated Compression 
2. Arch support with just the right about of compression 
3. Stabilization zone thru the sides to mid foot. Helps provide foot bed comfort.   
4. Open toe box so it will not keep your toes to tight.  
5. Wide cuff for added comfort. 
6. Moisture wicking materials
7. No blisters!  

Want to purchase PRO Compression socks as a gift this holiday season? Use the code PINK2 for 40% off on their website through December 15th. 

3. A foam roller or tiger tail 
I swear by foam rolling. If you've got a runner in your life, I'd recommend getting them a foam roller or tiger tail and rolling out your IT band in particular.  

4. Cold weather running gear
I've seen some great sales on websites for cold weather hats, mittens, wool socks, etc. I have been trying to get outside more this winter for some fresh air and sunshine. Cold weather accessories meant for an active lifestyle are always a great gift.

5. A gift certificate for a massage
This would be a great gift for anyone, but runners would definitely appreciate a great massage after working hard to train for a big race. 

If you're a runner, what's on your wish list this holiday season?

1 comment:

  1. Great idea for a post. I may get some of the compression socks for my husband (who sometimes has arch problems).