Friday Five – Top 5 gifts for runners

With Christmas fast approaching you may be scratching your head on what to get the runner in your life. For today’s Friday Five, I’m listing my top five favorite gifts for runners.

1. Road ID – I do not leave for my run without my Road ID on. It’s comforting to know that all of my important emergency contact information is quickly accessible to emergency responders if, heaven forbid, something happens to me. Plus they can work as a medical alert bracelet.

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2. iPod Shuffle – I don’t always run with music, but when I do I love my iPod Shuffle. I’ve been running with a Shuffle for years now and have been through about 6 of them. I’m a sweaty McSweaty person when I run. I’ve waterlogged a few. But they hold a ton of music, are super lightweight and clip easily to anywhere on your clothing. Plus I like that you can create different playlists for different running moods.

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3. Compression socks – Ohhh these things are like buttah on your feet and calves. There are a bazillion different brands out there to choose from, but my personal favorites are the Zensah compression socks and sleeves. They know how to do compression and do it comfortably.

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4. Running visor and shirt from Punk Rock Racing – I love that their clothing is unisex and fitting for that bad-ass runner in your life, be them male or female. When I put their running clothes on I feel a little more rebellious, a little more kick-ass, a little more PUNK. And that usually translates to a little more speedy!

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5. FlipBelt – I just did a big write-up about these guys in yesterday’s post. And I’m posting about them again today. Yes. I like them that much! Love my FlipBelt! Such a great way to carry all of your personal stuff hands-free while working out.

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I still have discount codes to hand out. You can receive 33% off your FlipBelt order by commenting below. What’s on your Holiday Fit List??

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Friday Fave Five

My five favorite things this Friday!

1. Thymes Frasier Fir All Purpose Cleaner – Oh. Em. Gee. This stuff smells like Christmas in a bottle! I purchased some about a month ago after reading all of the rave reviews about it online. I was skeptical about it’s pine scent since some pine scents end up smelling like Pine Sol to me. Meh. Not my favorite. Nope. THIS stuff smells like someone bottled up the Bath & Body Works Fresh Balsam candle and bottled it into a surface cleaner. I lightly spritz the counters with this after I’ve cleaned and the entire house smells like a fresh cut Christmas tree. It’s very, very fragrant. It doesn’t take much.

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2. And on the whole Christmas tree note… Bath & Body Works Fresh Balsam candles. They smell sooooo good. I like to burn this and one of the Twisted Peppermint candles at the same time for a Christmas explosion in the house.

fresh balsam3. Old Navy The Boyfriend Straight Jeans – I just bought a pair of these a few weeks ago and I love them so much I went back and got another pair while they were on super sale. These run big, so size down one to two sizes. They have so much stretch and are made of a thin denim which makes them super comfortable and forgiving. They’re cute rolled up like in the photo here or even down as a straight leg jean. I’m living in these right now.

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4. Thanksgiving leftovers! There is just something about making yourself a big ole plate of leftover turkey, dressing, and mashed potatoes after a long, hard day of Black Friday shopping and going into a tryptophan coma while watching some football. Polish that off with a cup of coffee and piece of pie. Day after Thanksgiving is complete.

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5. Baby coos and chatter. Baby Z-peat is such a morning chatter bug. I melts my heart to watch him smile and coo at me, even if it is 5:00 a.m. Love it.

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