Here are five ideas for your spouse/significant other to fill your stocking.
Coach I didn't Run because...Excuses not to run and how to Overcome Them.
This book takes a serious as well as lighthearted look at making excuses in health, fitness and life in general. A complete list of excuses would be endless but this book sure is a good start! Categorized lists facilitate excuse making. It's excuse making by the number! From the ridiculous to the fantastic, from real to imagined and from sad to hilarious... this book captures the very essence of excuse making.
Then, get serious and get over it. Learn three foolproof techniques for getting past excuses and just doing it. The book is spiced up with personal stories from every day athletes who just get it done. You will learn from their inspiring stories and realize that you too can be an excuse-buster!
2. Injini Socks $12 -$14 Each toe has it's own toe, like a glove but for feet. These are awesome socks that feel funny at first but help minimize blisters. The split toe sock is great if you love flip flops.
3. Road ID $19.99-29.99 This is a must for any runner. Road ID is a small metal plate with your information that emergency personal can use in case you are injured. Road ID's come in many styles...bracelet, anklet, necklace or shoe. They also have an interactive version where you go online and enter your information and update as needed. I have the interactive shoe ID and once its one my running shoe I don't think about it again. Its comforting knowing that if anything happens that I have my Road ID and someone could get my medical information and contact my family.
4. Headlamp. $15 and up If you run in the early morning or late evenings you'll like having a headlamp on the run. You can also use the headlamp for camping, backpacking, BBQ or just as a regular flashlight. We have a number of them around the house (although you can't find it when you want it).
5. An entry into a local 5K. There are a lot of 5K's on just about every weekend and most are fundraisers. Get a entry to put into the stocking your stuffing and buy yourself an entry too. You can enjoy the run/walk together support a good cause at the same time.