So sending out this wish list is probably way too late in the game, but I thought what the heck. Maybe Santa will be reading my blog and deliver with some of the below goods on Christmas morning. If not, I will probably end up with thoughtful gifts so my spirits are high!!!
In no particular order…
I am actually not going to be picky as to which Garmin fitness watch finds it’s way underneath the tree, because of where I am at with my running. This has been on the wish list for some time now, as I feel I can no longer use my cellular device to track my fitness. At first I was excited about the ForeRunner35, but now find myself looking more at the Garmin ForeRunner235.
Everyone needs to be able to track distance, pace, time, heart rate and more…right? Add in the connected features and I would be a happy runner.
Accel Energy Gels
Along the way I have become accustomed to carrying Energy Gels on my long runs and for my races. With the numerous variety and brands on the market, I have had the pleasure of trying more than a few. Consistency for me is a huge factor and I over time have come to realize that I can’t chew anything while running. So the thick style energy gels for me were out. In come Accel Energy Gels, by Pacific Health Labs and my life changed. The Accel Gels, “contain a patented 4:1 ratio of carbs and protein and it uses a combination of the three carbohydrates to maximize energy transport and uptake into the muscle cells.” The consistency is more smooth and easier to swallow.
- Chocolate w/ caffeine
- Citrus Orange
- Key Lime
- Raspberry Cream w/ caffeine
- Strawberry Kiwi
- Vanilla Flavor
Wow, how come someone didn’t tell me the benefits of running with compression socks on. Well I decided to venture into that market and was I impressed. I feel that my recovery time is faster and that I can run longer distances without having calf fatigue. My favorite brand to date is ProCompression and the variety of color combinations offered is infinite. Reasonably priced amongst their competitors and you can find them running offers on a consistent basis.
Have you ever jumped into the shower after a long run only to jump immediately out?!?! Yes we have all been there and I found this product that can make those showers after long runs enjoyable. Stop the chafe and invest in some Body Glide and thank me later.
So as you can see my wish list isn’t to over the top, just some typical running items that can take your training to the next level. So hopefully Santa brings you everything you wish for and just maybe you will find some of these must haves under your tree. Until next year when my wish list grows. Happy Holidays!!!