QT: Best Christmas Gifts (or Anytime of Year Gifts, Really) for Runners
Pop quiz: How many shopping days are left until Christmas?
Answer: I have no fricking clue! But whatever the number is, the countdown is on and Christmas will be here before you know it.
Buying Christmas gifts for runners can be a bit tricky.
We runners are a peculiar bunch.
There are 40 ba-jillion different running shoes out there, and yet I’ll only wear one or two different models from one shoe company. If a well meaning family member or friend buys me a different pair of running shoes, I’ll politely smile, say thank you, and literally never put that pair of shoes on my feet.
And shoes aren’t the only thing we are peculiar about. We also have pretty strong opinions when it comes to apparel, fueling options, accessories, and just about anything else that we use while running.
It’s not that we aren’t open to trying new things, but most runners have a pretty strong “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it philosophy”.
So if you don’t know the exact preferences of each item for the runners on your list, it can be tough to get the right Christmas gifts under the tree. Read more