December 18, 2010

Top Ten Stocking Stuffers For Runners

With Christmas right around the corner, I thought i would send out some gift ideas to those who are puzzled as to what to buy that guy or gal who has taken up running!
 Important to this writer is affordable stocking stuffers.  Unless you are impervious to the economy's conservative deffect, sticking a bunch of tiny big ticket items in a stocking is a bit ridiculous.
  1. Runner's World Magazine (I love getting something to flip through for the post-present opening daze.
  2. Running Gloves/skull cap
  3. Gu gels/Hammer gels
  4. Running socks (they will always go missing each year, perfect gift)
  5. Runner's ipod strap
  6. Reflector for night running
  7. Headlamp
  8. Running watch
  9. Neck protector for cold weather
  10. Book on Running or marathon(i.e. Chi Running, Born To Run)
  11. Road ID bracelet 
Okay, I just added an eleventh...sue me, but I thought of this as I need this one.  If Road ID is reading this, I am open to being sent samples :)

    December 17, 2010

    Crunchy New Snow Running

    Dark morningswith fresh snow give me a chance to take in a bit of Christmas cheer!  I love the sounds of fresh snow, the sparkle when under street lamps, how when snow gathers on the finest of branches.  It feels like a wedding veil on the earth!
    I only went 5 k today, but it was well enjoyed.  I kept under the light of the street lamps locally and thus can get my head into other things than hazards.  I did a bit of stretching my buttock as its been stiff especially in the morning.  Feels good all around.  Came home to our new house all decked out in Christmas cheer. 
    Happy Christmas Season!

    December 15, 2010

    piriformis care

    My runs have slowly increased in mileage, but twinges in the morning have been keeping them spaced out for recovery sake and intimate time with the ol softball to the buttocks.  
    My times have been a steady 4:04 minute km for my 15 k runs! Very exciting!  Th Th th-at's all i gotta say today!