Friday, February 14, 2014

What Your Runner Really Wants This Valentine's Day

This Valentine, 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 for the MP3 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 Lulemon or do some online browsing at SparkleSkirts.com.

Valentine's Day falls on a Friday and in the middle of race season--a giant, decadent meal could throw a girl off a training plan. Take a peek at your lady's calendar and plan accordingly.

Shiny bracelets are nice, but what she really wants to see on her wrist is one of the new Garmin Forerunner 220s.

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.

Going to whisk her away on a 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.

A penny for your thoughts: what do you want this Valentine's Day?

9 comments:

  1. I wouldn't mind Ryan Gosling waiting for me at the finish line.

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    1. Right? Maybe that's what I need to PR...

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  2. I kinda agree with Jennifer, I wouldn't mind Mr Gosling being around somewhere close.

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    1. He doesn't even have to wait to the finish....

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  3. I love this! I would much prefer new running clothes over lingerie! Thankfully my husband knows this! :)

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    1. That's good!! I'm still training my family members. :)

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  4. Running shoes... or socks. I actually really wanted running socks this year but I got new yoga pants instead. Still a great gift :)

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  5. Um, the Mocha gel I had-- I think it was Clif-- yesterday, was like eating straight Hershey;s syrup. So. Delicious.

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