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Gifts for that person in your life who won't stop signing up for marathons
Running is a weird addiction - one day you swear your friend who signed you up for a half marathon is crazy and the next you’re suddenly a veteran marathon runner with a few international races under your belt. Regardless of where someone you love might be on this path, here’s a list of presents that will have them fondly thinking of you every time they lace up their shoes.
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SPIbelt, Running Belt
The problem with most running gear is that there’s never enough pockets. Enter - the SPIbelt. It carries your phone, wallet, keys, and/or gels that you need while you’re on that dreaded long run on the weekends. Bonus brownie points for the water bottle attachment.
Shokz, Open-ear headphones
Runners put in endless miles while pounding pavements that are too often shared with cars. These headphones allow you to stay alert to the sounds of your surrounding environment while safely blasting 1989 (Taylor's Version) to get you through the toughest reps of that interval run.
Bandit Running, Compression race top
A common theme of running gear that will impress is pockets. This top from Bandit has an amazing slot for a phone in the back that I’ve never seen before as well as side pockets for gels.
On Running, Compression shorts
These shorts have a high-waisted super comfy wide elastic waistband, and of course: pockets! I love the length - they’re not as long as biker shorts but they're not tiny volleyball spandex either. Look good, feel good, run fast.
TIY, Hair ties
We’ve all been there. You’re working out / playing sports / running errands and you have to keep repeatedly tugging your ponytail tighter just for it to stay at the crown of your head. That basic black hair tie snaps in half when you try to fix it. Put all that to the end with these hair ties that will never snap + can be customizable to your hair type.
Vuori, Running jacket
A lightweight running jacket is the perfect gift for a runner since it increases the longevity of all your favorite summer running gear. Layers are key! The joggers and t-shirts from this brand are also incredibly soft.
Wellow, Compression socks
Compression socks have a bad rap for being ugly and uncomfortable. These socks are changing the game by boosting circulation and recovery while being oh so very soft, comfy, and cute.
Beast Health, Blender & bottle
If your runner is picky about their actual gear or you don’t know their size, get them this beautiful and silent blender for them to use pre-workout, post-workout, and throughout their day.
Firefly, Recovery Starter Pack
Okay to be honest I haven’t tried this. But boy do I want to. These knee straps simulate a nerve in your leg to boost circulation and recovery and is apparently used by a slew of Olympians. I volunteer as tribute!