November 26, 2014

Dear Santa, please bring me.....

There have been loads of holiday wish lists for runners posted recently and most share a common theme with items such as jewelry, compression socks, tubes of Nuun, and ear phones for your Ipod.  My wish list is a little different and here is what I'm hoping to find from the fat man in the red suit.

1.  Spirit of the Marathon 2 on DVD:  I saw this movie at the theater and love watching running movies before a big race. Set in Italy, following runners at the Rome Marathon, it is both uplifting and inspiring.  This will be perfect to watch during Boston Marathon training after one of my 20 mile long runs!


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2.  Donation to Project Sole Mates: Recently, several ladies in my running group have joined forces to form a non profit called Project Sole Mates.  We are in desperate need of funding to be able to start helping area school children obtain the proper footwear to be able to participate in organized high school athletic teams and also scholarships for sports camps for those teams during the off season.




3.  Visa/Mastercard Gift Card:  Let's just say I'm going to have a little problem when I enter the doors of the Hynes Convention Center next April 17th for my first Boston Marathon expo. The excitement will be a bit out of control and the need for numerous pieces of logo merchandise will be huge.  My wallet will need reinforcements, so a Visa/MasterCard gift card will come in handy.

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4.  Run to Overcome by Meb Keflezighi:   This book has been on my reading list for a long time and it will be perfect reading during my next marathon training cycle.  However, there are a few more reads on my list too.  See number 7 below!


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5.  Thorlo gift pack:  New socks for runners are a perfect stocking stuffer and this little gift pack would be a nice surprise underneath my tree this year! The second pack from the top looks great and the blue pair will be perfect for my race in April! Alternatively, I would be very happy to receive a pair of the electric blue color! hint hint

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6.  Brooks Running outfit:  These two pieces will be great for winter training and very attractive too if I need to stop at the store on my way home from practice or a group long run.  Plus, sitting in Starbucks post run, these clothes would be comfy too!  Best of all, if someone orders on Friday, a bonus adorable seasonal top is included free with a $100 purchase! It can be viewed here on the blog of Hungry Runner Girl.
Women's Heater Hog Half Zip in and Women's Infiniti Capri III

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7. Older, Faster, Stronger, What Women Runners Can Teach Us All About Living Younger Longer by Margaret Webb:  This book looks fascinating for older runners.  The author takes a year to train and test herself against some of the worlds elite older runners.  You can read a little more about the book here.




What unusual items are on your Christmas list?  Please tell us what you hope to find under your tree on Christmas morning!






21 comments:

  1. Fun list! Reminded me to add the Spirit of the Marathon II and Meb's book to my wish list! I haven't really thought of the rest of my list, but santa always brings a nice set of running socks each year - so I usually do not have that expense year to year.

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    1. Honestly I have been tempted to order the DVD and book on Amazon, but I refrained. Hopefully we both find them under our trees!

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  2. Great list! I would love some race entries from Santa this year! Oh and a VARIDESK!

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  3. It's more of a pipe dream than wish list but I would love a road bike. It would be great to cross train and be able to excersise regularly and without straining the knee so much.

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    1. You never know frank, maybe that bike will appear!

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  4. I coul use dome new running socks. Maybe I will afd those to my wishlist. I have never seen the second movie but really liked the first one. -L

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    1. Runners can never have too many pairs of socks!

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  5. I'm letting the hubs give me a quilt made of 64 race T-shirts. I'm not going to open until Christmas day so it WILL be somewhat of a surprise. It is something I've been wanting, so I did his shopping for him. He was most appreciative!

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    1. That's a fabulous gift. I can't imagine that many race shirts, but I've only been running four years. I hope you post a photo!

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  6. I love your wish list! I definitely want Mebs book, some fun socks are a must and I would like a medal rack. I haven't found one that I love. I'm desperately in need of running clothes as none of mine fit. They are huge, so I need to invest in new running pants, shirts, shorts, skirts and yoga pants across the board. My closet is getting a huge purge. Hope Santa is good to you :)

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    1. You have lost a lot of weight Sarah so I am not surprised you need new running apparel.

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  7. I mostly want race entries. It really adds up, and the races I want to do, the Charleston Half Marathon, Cooper River Bridge Run, and LifePoint Gift of Life are not cheap... all are over $40! Plus you can print off the confirmation and it makes for easy wrapping, just stuff it in a card.

    I saw Spirit of the Marathon 2 in theatres... I liked the first one better but I was training for a marathon when I watched #2 so it was pretty inspiring.

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    1. Any of the Charleston races would be lucky to have you as a race ambassador Amy. Hope you find some race entries under your tree!

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  8. Great list! I'd love some of the new patterns of runningskirts! And I need some running socks too!

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    1. You look great in those runningskirts Mindy. I hope you find one wrapped under your tree!

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  9. Oh! I hadn't seen the Thorlos gift pack yet... I love that! Probably the #1 thing on my list is a medal hanger.

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    1. Be sure to post a photo of your medal rack Allison!

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  10. After seeing Spirit of the Marathon 2 last year, I was intrigued to see Spirit of the Marathon 1. I ended up getting that DVD for Christmas LAST year and still have not even unwrapped the shrink wrap! I suppose I should watch it before my marathon in January! Those socks look like a great gift pack. I know a few people who would like to receive those! have a nice Thanksgiving! -M

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    1. I love both the Spirit of Marathon movies. Be sure to watch it before you head to WDW in January!

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  11. The dream would be a spin bike, but it is out of budget.

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