First Run Back + GIFT GUIDE!!
ผู้เขียน: เวลาปล่อย:2022-11-24 11:28

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It was so cold out that I actually paid attention to covering my ankles for the run.

Some of us need verypuffy/thick glovesin 19-degree weather, and others dont need gloves at all JENN?!

That first run back always feels a little sluggish!  Im taking four days off this week (traveling), and Ill do a few easy miles or the bike on the other days, but Im going to wait a few weeks to do any speed.

A huge highlight of our weekend was trying Swigs Frozen Hot Chocolate.  It was too good.

Brookie had indoor soccer, and Skye ran laps while we waited.

And we had to show the kids the lights at the Riverwoods.

The easiest nachos on the planet for dinner.  BBQ sauce, rotisserie chicken, tomatoes, cheese, avocados, red onions, and chips.  We didnt even get plates out, we just all ate off the pan, ha.

We did a lot of baking to do an early Thanksgiving with family.

A Bountiful Kitchens banana cream pieis a MUST for us.


If you need some gifts for runners or ideas to put on your list, I have you covered:

*This ismy go-to lightwhen running in the dark.  It clips on magnetically to your clothing, and you get to avoid wearing anything on your head:)

*My training partner, Lauren, got me hooked on this one.  It is thebest massager,and you can move it around to any part of your body that needs TLC.  I always use it on my hamstrings, and it feels so good.

*Another Lauren find, butPR Lotion I used it on my last marathon and loved it.  Either it works, or it is a placebo effect, but Ill take either;)

*One of mywinter running gloves,and they are on sale this year!

*My1 favorite sports bra I have it in so many colors.

*I am obsessed with Liquid IV. I use it every single day of my life to help me to stay hydrated and to get in electrolytes. Piña Colada and Strawberry are my favorite flavors, and the codeHUNGRYRUNNERGIRLwill get you free shipping and 25% offhere!

*That recovery routine is so crucial for runners, andCORE POWER(code: 20HRGIRL will get you 20% off) is the easiest and most delicious way to get going on recovery.

*Give them some tools for their mental training!  My favorite running books for this are:The Champions Mind: How Great Athletes Think, Train and ThriveStrongLet Your Mind Run, andHow Bad Do You Want ItROARis also an incredible book to help women understand our bodies as athletes!

*My favoritearm warmersand only $11!

*My absolute favoriterunning tankandrunning shortsfrom Amazon.  I wore this outfit in Boston!

*These are the little bottlesI put in my shorts pockets for workouts/races.

*Mytheragun!  The recovery tool I use by far the most, and it is so easy to travel with too.

*Ive been using theseear warmersnon-stop.

*This hat that also has ear warmersis AMAZING.

*Koala Clip (HRG10 gets you 10% off!)!  The absolute best way to take your phone on the run, and she personalizes them too, if you want.

*If they run with their dog, I lovethis leashwhile running with Beretta!

*I will forever love my water bottlesThe StanleyThe Simple Modern Bottle, orHydro Flaskare my favorites.  Oh, andthis Tumbleris fantastic too.

*Theselittle massage ballsare awesome for your feet.

*The leggingsI am obsessed with that are only $26 the colors, the materials, the pockets, and the fit are just awesome.

*Thelong sleeve $24 topthat I love!  Its awesome, and they have so many colors to choose from too.

*My Hydration Vestis AMAZING, and I used it for all of my trail/ultra training and race.

*Thebest sandalsto wear around the house (they have helped my plantar so much)

*My favoritehandheld water bottleto keep your runner hydrated:)

*Andrew bought methisrun necklace a few years ago for Christmas!

*Myfavorite post-run sweatshirtto throw on for errands/stretching.

*My current favorite lululemon items I think everyone could loveherehereherehereandhere.

*Oprahs listalways has amazing items.

*Myfavorite coat everin tan or black.

*Olaplex.  My favorite hair product ever.  My favoriteshampoo and conditionertoo.  And thisHair scalp massager(so cheap, but it feels amazing)

*I have been wearing myugg slipperseverywhere.

*I am a huge fan of winter boots, andthesethesethese, andtheseare my favorites.

*The besttop coatandfingernailpolish would make a great gift.

*This cast iron dutch ovenis something I always use.

*Another kitchen need We usethe air fryerdaily.

*I am so in love withthis blanketlately.

*The absolutegreatest hot chocolate.

*My last 5 Madewell (favorite store for real clothes) purchases areherehereherehere,andhere.

*I love beanies!  These are my favoritesHEREandHERE!

*The sunglassesI use often and always get a lot of questions about!

*My absolute favorite cookbooks:Two Peas & Their PodCooke Once, Eat All WeekRun Fast. Cook Fast. Eat Slow.andRun Fast. Eat Slow.Oh, andTHISis the best cookbook holder.

My gift guide for kids will be up tomorrow!

Christmas shopping have you started?  Are you done?

What days off do you have this week if you are working?

I made your braided bread recipe for an early Thanksgiving and I was told it was the best bread ever! Thank you for another great recipe! Your toffee apple dip is a staple in my house for the holidays.

This makes me so happy! The braiding just makes it look so fancy too. Off to get stuff for that dip, I forgot about that one. Happy Monday, Kara!

This is a great list. I love all of these items. Thanks for sharing!

You are so welcome! I hope you have a beautiful day, Lynn!

Im probably taking a few days off from running, just because I want to really enjoy everyone being home. But I know Ill be able to sneak a few in.

Those Christmas lights are so pretty.

I havent started shopping at all yet. I need to get going, eeekk. I am really trying to find meaningful gifts this year.

Hope your week is starting off great!

I think you guys are going to create so many amazing memories together this week. SO excited for you! I am with you I really need to get shopping! Thanks Wendy, you too!

Hello! Thanks for all the recommendations!

I actually have an ask of the followers here. Has anyone had this done to treat plantar fasciitis? Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy (ESWT)? Did it work?

I will ask as a blog question in tomorrows post would that help? Have a beautiful day, Caroline!

Wow, that would be amazing. I have been having trouble for around a year, but its not debilitating. I take time off from running but it doesnt help. Even if I am not running, a day at the zoo will really make it hurt. Its more of time on my feet that sets it off. So the podiatrist recommended this extracorporeal pulse activation EPAT which is a form of ESWT (Extracorporeal Shock Wave Therapy) So many big words. Supposedly it heals faster and better than a cortizone shot.

Hi Janae! What an awesome list! I tell everyone I can about the koala clip because its just the best. Cant believe the holidays are already almost here! Im working Monday and Tuesday this week and then vacation!!!

YAY for a short work week and Im with you, the holidays came fast this year! I hope you are having a wonderful Monday. Thanks Amy!

This gift guide is helpful, thank you! If Andrew has any mountain bike accessory gift ideas, would love to see those too I need something for my father that isnt just the usual new jersey

YES!! I will ask him and it will probably be in Wednesday or Mondays post. THANK YOU and I love that your dad is a mountain biker. Have a beautiful day, Liz!

Thank you!! And yes, still riding (better than me!!) in his late 60s!

This is soooo helpful, thank you. I have many things saved in my Amazon cart, and added to my Lulu wish list.