Gifts for the Fitness Fanatics

Wondering what to get the person in your life that loves to workout? Here’s a few ideas and things I love or would love to get.

Check out Sara’s list at She Cooks, She Crafts, She Runs.


GPS Watch: I’ve only owned one watch and it’s the Nike + Sport Watch. There are a ton of choices out there and they all do different things. The Nike watch will track laps and do intervals. You can set the intervals on the computer for any time that you want. It will give you calorie burn but it’s most accurate with the added heart rate monitor strap. I wear the foot pod and the miles are also more accurately tracked and it works indoors on the treadmill as well.



Love my Yurbuds head phones. They really do stay in and they guarantee their products. You can find them at Target and probably Best Buy or a running store.


Foam Roller: I love, love, love my foam roller! It’s not just for runners. This would be a great gift and the one I have from Target is $20-25.


Bondi Bands: These make great stocking stuffers too! They keep hair back, can cover ears when it’s cold, machine washable and stay in place!

bondi band

Compression socks: Pro Compression and Swift Wick are my favorite!

Compression socks

This skirt from Lulu Lemon is on my list!

lulu lemon


Stocking Stuffers and small items:

  • Chews or Gu. Presonally I prefer the Honey Stingers chews.
  • Ponytail holders like these.
  • iTunes gift card
  • Hand weights
  • Socks. There are so many brands out there, try to find out which ones your loved one prefers.

What’s on your Fitness list?

What have you bought the Fitness Fanatic in your life?

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Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1


Marathon training: 7 down, 11 to go!

I’m getting closer and closer to the halfway mark! This week started long mid-week runs with 7 miles on Wednesday. But I had a shorter run today than last week. Weekly mileage stayed the same as last week. That 7 mile run Wednesday made speed work on Thursday very difficult. Let’s just say I wouldn’t exactly call it speed work!


I was super sore after last weeks hilly 14 mile route so I went with a less hilly route today for 10 miles. I also tried something new this week. On Monday while Ally was at track I found a hill and some stairs to run/climb/sprint up! It was tough, but I’m thinking about doing it every Monday while she’s there. I only made it 20 minutes this week.

It’s still pretty warm here if you ask me. 80 degrees for a 5AM run is no fun! It was so nice this morning, the temps finally dropped. Chances are they’ll still go back up at least one more time. Such is life in Texas.


While training for my first marathon I’m also running two half marathons and a 10k. Might as well get a medal for running 13 miles, right? I have the Allstate 13.1 in Dallas on October 26 and I just signed up for the McKinny Mini on November 9. I’m hoping for some PR’s on my half time. These two races “claim” they are PR courses. I sure hope so!

And Ally is signed up for two 5k’s so far, I think there will be another one in December.

Training this week:

Sunday: Rest day!

Monday: Hill repeats and running stairs at the track. 20 minutes = 220 calories!

Tuesday: 5 miles, 9:29 pace

Wednesday: 7 miles, 10:06 pace

Thursday: 4 miles, Run/walk intervals, 10:32 pace

Friday: Rest day!

Saturday: 10 miles, 9:23 pace!


 My first long mid-week run. Started at 4:40AM!


Saturday’s 10 miles in 65 degree temps! It was wonderful!

We had one driver wanting to play chicken with us and one runner fall. Scary when that happens!
10 miles

Today is my Saturday to work, then I’m hoping to squeeze a nap in, visit my grandmother and probably hit the grocery store at some point. I should probably do laundry too.

Any big plans this weekend?

Did you workout today?

Anyone racing?

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Let us run with endurance the race God has set before us. Hebrews 12:1