What Your Runner Really Wants This Year (A Guide for Those That Tolerate Us While We’re Training and Tapering)

This holiday, give the runner in your life what she really wants.


None of those sappy, slow-dance song CDs. Can you imagine how hard it is to keep pace to a song like “When a Man Loves a Woman?” Replace the mixed tape with a fast-paced, energy-filled play list on the player of her choice.

Pretty lingerie is always welcome (after all, we worked hard for the body we’re sporting) but pretty running outfits are what really tops our wish list. Step away from the itchy lace of Frederick’s and introduce yourself to the sales lady at Lululemon or do some online browsing at SparkleSkirts or RawThreads (oh man how I love their shirts).

Shiny bracelets are nice, but what she really wants to see on her wrist is one of the new Garmin Forerunners. Or Apple iWatch. Or FitBit HR. Or…well, you’ve got choices.

A box of chocolate is typical and expected. Avoid the cliché by presenting her with a pretty box of her favorite energy gels and chews.

Giving her a romantic vacation? She’ll love you even more if it’s a vacation to an amazing destination race.

Flowers are the exception: we runners love flowers. Especially when you’re holding them at the finish line of a long race.

Because really, when it all comes down to it, that’s all she wants to see–the finish line with you waiting there.

Hey runners, what do you want to see under the tree this year?

I’m linking up with Patty, Erika and Marcia today for Tuesdays on the Run! 


10 thoughts on “What Your Runner Really Wants This Year (A Guide for Those That Tolerate Us While We’re Training and Tapering)

    1. I love that! My son has been too young to hang out at the finish lines so my husband usually stays home with him, but when they make it to the family meeting areas it makes me super happy!


  1. Love this list! (And love that Gosling pic, haha)

    This year I’m giving my running friends my book! “Confessions of an Unlikely Runner (A Guide to Racing and Obstacle Courses for the Averagely Fit and Halfway Dedicated)”

    It’s available in print and for Kindle on amazon.com 🙂

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