Thirsty (for knowledge) Thursday: Gifts for Runners

>> Thursday, December 06, 2018

Tis' the season. Runner's World recently published a list of 15 of the best gifts for runners:

#1: Garmin Fenix 5X:

I've heard good things.

#2: A new pair of running shoes:


#3: Jabra Elite Sport Wireless Earbuds:


#4: Trekz Wireless Headphones:

Again I say: ehh.

#5: Amazfit Bip Smartwatch:

I don't know anything about this.

#6: Nordictrack C990.

I would like one in the basement.

#7: Run Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow:

My friends who have this like it.

#8: TriggerPoint GRID Mini Foam Roller:

OOOoooohhh! Yes please.

#9: Balega No Show Socks:

No. Never buy a new brand of socks for a runner. They have THEIR socks. Don't be dumb.

#10: Apple Watch Series 4:

I like having information... but this is too much.

#11: Instant Pot Slow Cooker:

It took us a while to like ours (we really had to sift through a lot of shitty recipes), but now we use it often.

#12: Goodr Sunglasses:


#13: Runner's World Merchandise:

That "This sucks. I love it. I'm a runner." shirt is pretty great.

#14: Recovery Sandal:

"Recovery sandal?" Sure. If you buy this, I have a "recovery foot massager" to
sell you for the low low price of $9.99. (It looks like a golf ball. Dummy.)

#15: Personalized Medal Holder:

Maybe a good gift. If they have an ego. (I don't mean that in a negative way.)

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Shinianen 9:25 AM, December 06, 2018  

Since you asked why on the Goodr sunglasses, I needed to comment. I have light sensitivity issues (migraines, etc) so sunglasses are a must for me. I am also very picky about what sunglasses I can run in (pushing up your sunglasses every 3-5 steps on a 10 miler is out of the question). Goodr sunglasses fit really well and are very reasonably priced at $25-35 each. And I can say all of this because I'm not even sponsored by them ... but *ahem* is this thing on ... I'd be happy to be sponsored if they wanted me to ... ;-)

SteveQ 10:55 AM, December 06, 2018  

The Fenix watches are great, but $900 is a bit out of most people's price range.

Steve Stenzel 2:09 PM, December 07, 2018  

Shinianen, that's good to know!

SteveQ, not once have I seen one that high. Most I looked at are closer to half of that. (Some are a bit "fancier" and cost a bit more, but never that much.)

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