Christmas this year was especially exciting, since it’s the first year that my older son really “got” the whole Christmas and Santa thing. He was super pumped to see what Santa brought him Christmas morning. Apparently Santa did his job well this year– the gifts were a hit and he got some great sugar cookies Christmas Eve!
It was also nice to receive some wonderful gifts. As a mother, I feel like I rarely buy things for myself anymore (except running shoes!). I am sure all of the other parents out there can relate! This year, I got some great running gear. Two of my favorite gifts came from my husband and my mother.
My mother gave me money to buy a new Garmin! I have been ready for quite awhile to lose the FR60 and upgrade to a GPS-enabled watch (the FR60 only works via footpod). Since she wasn’t sure which watch I wanted (and neither was I until completing a lot of research), she just gave me the money to use for the watch. I ended up settling on the 305 after a lot of internet research. I know it’s a little bigger than the other watches, but I think it has all of the features I am looking for and more for me to discover.
The 305 will be in my hot little hands Wednesday afternoon thanks to Amazon Prime. Thanks Mom! I can’t wait to test it out on Thursday’s run! Although I still hope to maintain some Garmin-free runs, I think it will make a great addition to my training arsenal.
The other gift I am in love with came from my husband. He knew I had been coveting a Team Sparkle skirt for my half marathon in March on St. Patty’s weekend, so he bought me a skirt in kelly green. I will rock the sparkle skirt with some fabulous knee socks from Target for race day. Very excited to join Team Sparkle!
What were your favorite Christmas gifts this year? Did you get new running gear?