After knocking the sporty fashionistas off our to-do list with the last WellATL Gift Guide, we turn our attention to runners. They can be tough to buy for… Shoes need to be properly fitted and are a very personal decision. Races are tough to give as gifts because you don’t always know the recipient’s schedule. And you can only have so many training books. Fortunately, there are other options. These five thoughtful gifts will bring a smile to your favorite racer’s face, guaranteed.
Share the agony (B is for Blister) and the joy (E is for Endorphins) of running with this fun book by Runner’s World writer Mark Remy. There’s a “tasteful” color illustration of a guy vomiting. C’mob, what else do you look for in a gift?
Hitting the pavement over and over can cause those tootsies to need a little TLC. Send this little gift set of Plum Island Soap Company products to the rescue! Soothing Foot Soak, Salt & Sand Foot Scrub, Peppermint Foot Butter, and a pumice stone will transform those achy feet into happy ones in no time
This tiny pocket-sized spiral-bound journal has handy prompts on each page to commemorate your loved one’s every accomplishment and milestone. There are fields to record the date, start/stop times, route, pace, distance, heart rate, calories, shoes worn, companions, and feelings as well as a general notes section.
Help the runner on your list get in tune with the universe with these leather and nickel-plated metal Warrior training bracelets with phrases like: “As I run, as I run, the universe is running with me,” “Perservere,” “Swim Bike Run,” and “26.2.” The only catch is that you’ll need to find a way to slyly measure your gift recipient’s wrist to get the right size.
Give the gift of warm ears and of never needing to worry about earbuds popping out and distracting you during a timed run. That’s the absolute worst, right? These RunPhones wick moisture away, keeping your favorite runner dry and comfy while they enjoy their favorite running playlist.