Making christmas lists....

Christmas is 74 days away. I like to start my shopping early, and make my list early so my loved ones can find everything on my wishlist.

So far I have my eye on.....

A Garmin watch! I would really love one with some pink in it. I think it would be awesome to see my pace and mileage as I run. Any recommendations?

Some Running skirts! How cute! Not sure how I'll actually look in one, but I plan on buying one, and asking for more if I like them. 


Some cold weather running gear. Jackets, tops, maybe more pants. I really want a reflective jacket of some sort since I know it can be kind of dreary in the new england winter months. I like the Brooks Women's LSD Lite Jacket, Nightlife that I found on amazon.

Brooks Women's LSD Lite Jacket, Nightlife, Large

A bike trainer! I'm not sure how many people actually have or use these, but what a great way to keep at it during the winter months. I've never seen people cycling in the winter, so I'm guessing that they move it indoors?

I want some inspirational jewelry and cool running shirts. I love the jewelry at Jessica's Gifts & am looking for places to find some cool running t-shirts or tanks in tech fabric or regular old cotton. Know a great place? Please post me the link!

A bike computer. My bike shop told me they sell wireless ones for $45, and they'll hook it up for me. I'd love this for all the same reasons I'd like a garmin. I think I'm definitely getting my brother one as his christmas present.

Can you think of anything I'm leaving off my list?

In other updates, I did my first training run today! Very tough for the first week of an 18 week training plan. 10 min warmup with 12 x 400m @ 6.2mph with 90 sec rest intervals. Was DYING by the time number 8 rolled around. Made it through sticking exactly to plan and was very proud since it ended up being my longest post-surgery run! 

I made a running date for this weekend with an old coworker I haven't seen/talked to in years! I randomly saw her as she was running the Hartford Half Marathon and I was cheering people on waiting for my brother to past. We shared a few messages on facebook, and are planning an 8 miler for saturday afternoon. I have only run with people 4 times in my life. Once for a training run, for my first half marathon, my first 10k, and coaching my brother through the disney half last year. She said she's not much of a talker, but likes someone to tell her to suck it up & keep going. Little does she know, that she will be saying those things to me! I'm going to map out the run later tonight during Biggest Loser commercials.

Tomorrow is a cross-training day on the schedule. I'm going to do a little warm-up on the elliptical, and follow it with some strength training since I haven't done any in FOREVER (unless you count the one time I did 30 day shred). My goal this week is to stretch more! I feel so tight, and my foam roller is under used. Most of the time I just roll around on the sore, tight spots, but I want to post some pictures the way you are *supposed* to use it. That means I need to do a little more homework!

Tomorrow is the last day to enter my Bondi Band giveaway HERE! Make sure you enter or spread the word!


track coach and adorable wife said...

So would you like me to send you my Christmas list so you can get started now, he he he! But really I am needing a Garmin too since apparently I cannot be trusted to plan out runs. Also, we just got a trainer, its the Cycleops mag one, couldn't afford the fluid, and Jesse rode it for over an hour while watching House last night. Tonight is my turn during Biggest Loser. I will do a full report later, but I think they are kind of must for rainy season!

Jaime said...

I like having a bike trainer although I don't use it as much as I should. I go to the spin classes at the gym- they aren't the same but it makes me forget I own a trainer.
I would love a garmin too! Since you are marathon training it will be great! I am worried I don't run enough.

my exercise list so far: swim flippers, xterra wetsuit, garmin (maybe), new Pearl Izumi bike shorts, new swimsuit (tyr)

The Green Girl said...

How fun, you are already putting together your list!

Carly said...

I have the Garmin 305. I got it as a wedding gift from the hubs. He got it off Amazon (way cheaper!) and I love that thing. They also sell a cadence monitor for it so you can use it while riding your bike. I have a bike computer as well and have tested them against each other and they are about the same and I don't have the cadence monitor for the Garmin, if that makes sense. And I want a running skirt too. Maybe I'll ask for one for x-mas. :-P

Julia said...

I have been obsessively checking your blog for your giveaway! lol!

I totall suggest the garmin405CX, it's pricey but definitely worth it!

Kayla said...

I would love so many things on your list...including a running skirt, garmin, jessica's gifts jewelery. If only money grew on trees :)