Gifts for runners for St. Patrick’s Day? What? You didn’t know that was a thing?
Okay, maybe it’s not a thing. But if we can have “Great Valentine’s Day Gifts for Runners!” or “Christmas Gifts for Runners!” posts floating out there, I surely can add St. Patrick’s Day to the mix.
It’s one of my favorite holidays. I’m not Irish, but I love all things Irish (and masquerading as Irish). Especially the accent. Hellooooo, hotness. And I rather enjoy partaking in the consumption of Bailey’s Irish Crème in my coffee (just a half tablespoon!), potatoes and beer. I’m also quite partial to the color green, leprechauns and the Irish band The Corrs. Okay, okay–all these things do not make an Irish aficionado out of me, clearrrrrly. But I’m fun and this post is fun so just humor me and I won’t make any bad jokes about how I’m Black Irish. 😉 Sorry.
You only have two weeks from today, so here are my picks for St. Patrick’s Day Gifts for Runners to get you started:
Look at this gorgeously vibrant green FT4 Polar HRM! I am a huge fan of my red, pink and white Polars already, but unless I find this one at the end of the rainbow, I won’t be greedy and buy another. But it would definitely be on my list if I were in the market again!!
I am a big believer in the benefits I get from my compression socks. The huggin’ and a-squeezin’ makes my calves feel amazing after my runs. If I know I’m going for a long run, I make sure to wear them during as well. These are sure to spruce up your St. Patrick’s Day race attire and keep your legs feeling oh-so-good.
P.S. My blogger buddy Pavement Runner has a code of “PR40” that you can use on your order to save 40% off! Just type it in when you order and save some green!
I happen to own these ones and loooove them. If you want more color and don’t mind a heart instead of a shamrock design (and want something a little more girly) here ya go!
By now you may have registered for a St. Patrick’s Day themed race, but if not, how about this one?! I’ve heard so many great things about it and it looks like irresistible Irish fun. It’s on March 16 and in Virginia Beach, VA. If it’s local for you, awesome. If not, racecations make great gifts! As of today, there are still spots open!
I like bright capris. The brighter the better. Add fun patterns and designs and I’m all in. These green crops from Athleta rock and would be the perfect pair for a St. Patrick’s Day race or just running around trying to catch a leprechaun.
First of all, they don’t slip. So if you know someone who’s always saying, “Uhhh, no headbands work. They always move around and slip off my head!”, get them one of these. Again, they don’t slip! My top picks for St. Patrick’s Day are green, gold and white, but there are tons of colors from which to choose!
If you know someone who is doing his or her darndest to get in quick, on-the-go protein naturally without downing powdered shakes before and after a workout, or is just looking for more energy period, EnergyBits are where it’s at!! And they’re green. There’s so much more to love about them, but that’s good enough reason for this post!
It’s beer. I need not say any more than that. Cheers.
Okay, so it’s not sweat-wicking, being 100% cotton and all, but it’s just too darn awesome not to be worn if you’re a runner and love St. Patrick’s Day. I saw it on my blogger buddy Pittsburgh Runner‘s Twitter page long ago and have wanted it ever since. She looks awesomely Irish-Runnerish in it, and you can too!
10. ♣ You tell me! There are so many fantastic items I could have listed, but these were just my top picks. What would be on YOUR list? ♣