That being said, Thanksgiving is now over... so bring on Christmas! I thought, with today being the first official day of the Christmas season (Is it? If not, it should be.) I'd start things off right with my letter to Santa (just in case he hasn't already filled his quota of gifts for me). I'm going to put it on here, so that if any of his "helper elves" happen to be reading my blog maybe they could get some ideas too. Plus, you never know, might just give you ideas for your own Christmas list.
- new headlamp: although the one I found for a great bargain (only $5!) does it's job (most of the time), it's heavy and bounces around on my head, not to mention the fact that it eats up my batteries like crazy. I've been eyeing the ones over at Petzl... they look pretty nice!
- arm sleeves: for whatever reason I've gotten it in my head that my running wardrobe will not be complete without a pair of arm sleeves. I've seen them around and I'd love to try a pair out. I'm pretty sure that I want to wear them for my first marathon in May. There are a great pair that Moeben makes that I think would be perfect for the Eugene Marathon (is it bad that I'm already planning my outfit?). You can check them out HERE or look around for yourself at Zombierunner.com.
- trail shoes: I really want to do more trail running. I went on a great run yesterday up and down some pretty cool single track trails and it was a blast. Although my regular running shoes would hold up just fine, it would just make sense to add some trail shoes into the mix. I don't have any specific ones in mind, maybe your elves know of something that would work well for me?
- clothes: A girl can never have enough (running) clothes. Although I'd be happy with anything (and everything, especially if its a gift), there are a few items that have been on my wish list for a bit... The Heiress Softshell Jacket from Saucony is just what I need to be bright, warm and dry this winter (waterproof, yet breathable, yes please!). I'd also love a nice short sleeved tee and I've heard some great things about the Brooks EZ T, plus, it would look great with the Moeben sleeves! Rumor has it that Runningskirts.com has updated the compression shorts under their athletic skirts, I'd love to give one of them a try too, maybe the chocofluers or pumpkin dot one? I'd also love anything from Sugoi, hmmm, maybe the Piston 200 tights or the Speedster 2 hoodie...
I could make this list go on and one, but I want you to have time to read other lists too (and I don't want you to think I'm being too needy). I realize I might be asking for a lot, but I think I'm deserving and if not maybe I can make it up to you next year? Also, I've got a deal for you... my kids have really only been mediocre this year so you can skimp on their goodies. In fact, I'll hook them up with some school clothes or some other equally boring gift then you can focus all your time and effort on me... that's 4 for the price of 1! Sounds like a great deal to me! I'll even throw in a whole batch of cookies instead of just a plate, or better yet, how 'bout a pie? Maybe some Gu... it is a marathon of a night for you.
Hope all is well on the Christmas planning front.