In honor of "Cyber Monday," I wanted to give my picks for Christmas gifts from Oiselle for the runner women in your life (or for yourself!). I mean, we all know that the way to a runner's heart is through brushed nylon... Or something like that!
Rundies - Remember those "day of the week" undies you had when you were 8 years old? That's where the inspiration for Rundies came from. Instead of Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, etc. these undies say Rest, Track, Tempo, Fartlek, Race, Easy 6, and Long Run so you can match your underwear to your daily workout! Tip: they are made from cotton and are NOT pre-shrunk, so if you plan on putting them in the dryer, you might want to go up one size from what you normally wear. The only serious drawback to Rundies is the extreme crisis you face when you open your drawer and reach for the "Easy 6" pair and discover that it's missing because you've already done an Easy 6 this week!
Price: $65 for a set of 7
Baby, it's cold outside! Keep warm with the Burke Jacket and Onyx Tights! Both colors of the Burke feature reflective detailing, but the orange increases visibility in the light. I call it my "I'm not getting hit by a car today" jacket! It's also wind and water resistant, which will really help keep you warm on a gusty, snowy run. Bonus: it's really cute! Get it now for $97. Your stylish-ness, warmth, and safety are worth it!
The Onyx tights are my favorite for several reasons... They have a pocket in the back for my key. They have a flat waistband, which means no "muffin-top" or stomach discomfort on the run. And lastly, they're made of brushed nylon. If you haven't heard of brushed nylon, you're seriously missing out. It's as soft as a newborn bunny (I would try wearing a newborn bunny on my legs to be sure my analogy is accurate, but they poop too much) and it's pretty darn warm. These tights are great for running, but they're so comfy that I wear them around the house all the time. I absolutely love them and you will too! Price: $70.
After you have a luxuriously comfy run in your Onyx Tights and avoid being hit by a car in your Burke Jacket, you're ready to relax. Pull on your Green Lake Hoodie and curl up with a nice mug of tea. I can't even tell you how many compliments this beauty has gotten me over the past couple months. With it's perfect fit and warm, fleecy goodness, I practically live in this hoodie. You will too. That's why I bought myself another one today. It's worth every penny of its $86 price tag, I promise.
You can find all my picks and lots of other awesome stuff (some of it made of brushed nylon) on the Oiselle website.
Also, from now until Christmas, Oiselle is giving free gift wrapping on all gifts. This includes gift messages in running-themed holiday cards from Banana Blossom Press. When you indicate during checkout that your purchase is a gift, you will be prompted to write a gift message which they will then handwrite in the card. Click here to see the cards! AND all orders will include single servings of Nuun electrolyte beverage. (As a GU athlete, I can't put an exclamation point after that, but you can read it in an excited tone if you so choose.)
The best part? Because you know me, and I'm a Oiselle* athlete, if you've never ordered from Oiselle before, you can use the code RUNTODAY to get 10% off your entire order. Just enter the code when prompted during checkout. If you were all in Flagstaff, I could give you a nifty little card with the discount code on it. But, unfortunately, I can't hand out nifty little cards over the internet. So you're stuck with my blog instead. Forgive me? I thought so.
Enjoy the Oiselle love and be on the lookout for the my picks for Spring 2012 in a few months...
*I don't have terrible grammar. I went back and forth over whether A or AN was appropriate in this context. The reason for my confusion is that, while Oiselle starts with O (which would require AN), it's pronounced like it starts with a W (and would then need A). I don't know which is correct. And I'm not going to worry about it. But if anyone knows, tell me, so I don't have to be wrong.