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Holiday Gift Idea: Training Journal

A last minute gift good for any runner on your list is a training journal. Granted, there are numerous digital options for tracking one’s fitness plans and progress, but I’m talking about an honest-to-goodness old-fashioned pen-to-paper style journal. My generation grew up writing “Dear Diary” entries on a daily basis, and for many of us, […]

Holiday Gift Idea: Boot Camp

So many of us struggle at this time of year to maintain our fitness goals, much less launch into new athletic endeavors. But sometimes all it takes is a little encouragement and camaraderie to get our bodies moving in the right direction. If there’s a woman on your holiday list in need of a motivational […]

Stocking-Sized Body Glide for Her

As a runner and triathlete, my race bag is never without Body Glide. This non-greasy balm has saved my neck from the trauma of wetsuit chafing, my inner thighs from the pitfalls of “chub-rub” and my feet from countless blisters. I’m happy to report that the makers of this miracle balm now offer Body Glide […]

Holiday Gift Idea: Stuffitts

Let’s face it – along with all the positive benefits of running, there are a few unappealing side effects. Inevitably, after mile upon sweaty mile, one’s running shoes can downright stink. That’s why Stuffitts Shoe Savers are a perfect stocking stuffer for any athlete on your list. Stuffitts are a unique product designed to absorb […]

Holiday Gift Idea: Time

I spent the Thanksgiving holiday with my brother’s family, and since his wife caught the running bug a year ago, she seemed the perfect person to ask for gift ideas for women runners. As a newcomer to the sport, I figured there must be plenty of things that she wants or needs to enhance her […]

Holiday Gift Idea: Pocket Guide to Yoga

Author and yoga instructor Sage Rountree makes it easy to find the perfect gift for all your gal pal runner friends with her book, The Athlete’s Pocket Guide to Yoga: 50 Routines for Flexibility, Balance, and Focus. After all, who among us wouldn’t benefit from the balance and flexibility that result from a disciplined yoga […]

Holiday Gift Idea: Athens Marathon

Looking for an original gift idea for that super special someone? How about a trip for two to race the 2010 Athens Classic Marathon! Granted, it’s not a practical idea for every runner on your list, but a trip to Greece would make an ideal getaway for you and your significant other if you are both […]

Holiday Gift Idea: Recovery Package

Know someone who’s gearing up for a big event? Give her the gift of recovery – a certificate for a massage, a pair of compression socks (try these from 2XU or these from CEP) and a canister of sports recovery drink (Endurox and Fluid are both great options) will help soothe her soreness following the […]

The Pie Race

My Massachusetts high school hosts an annual 4.5 mile race for alumni called the Pie Race – so titled because all entrants who run under 33 minutes win a pie. Today, my sister-in-law and I ran another sort of pie race – the goal being to burn off our Thanksgiving dessert! The Fleet Feet Black […]


I’m sitting on the tarmac on an otherwise stress-free Wednesday-before-Thanksgiving travel day, delayed at least an hour while mechanics replace a faulty engine on the plane. Rather than absorb the frustration I sense growing amongst my fellow passengers, I’m sequestering myself in a bubble of calm and embracing this chunk of time as an unforeseen […]