Do you have a friend in your life who encourages you through hard workouts, pushes you to work harder and has becoming much more than your running buddy?
So often logging many miles together leads to deep conversations, funny anecdotes and an instant bond that strengthens with each workout.
Whether it's your running group, fitness-loving friend, or gym buddy, this Valntine's Day show your appreciation for each early morning jog, dance class or brisk walk that they have joined you on; or simply treat yourself, as these deals are too good to miss out on!
Here are my affordable picks to make you or your workout buddy's run so much better, and to make you look and feel your best.
1. Senita Accelerate Long Sleeve Run Top and Amara pants.
I love this brand: Senita is affordable, super comfortable, and has great detail like hidden pockets, phone pockets and flattering comfortable cuts in their designs. The vegan leather detail on the Amara pants is fun yet functional as it includes side pockets for your phone or snacks for those long hauls, plus remains stretchy and comfy as all run tights should.
The Accelerate top is smooth, lightweight and breathable with pockets as well. (You really can't have enough pockets as a marathoner...or toddler mom.
2. Literally make runs brighter with this headlamp.
It's perfect for early morning or evening runs. It's super comfortable and has several levels of brightness and the band has a bunch of great color options so that your bud can match her favorite workout gear.
Plus, it's ultra light and waterproof AND under $15!
3. Run swiftly with the APL Running Shoes.
The new APL shoes are the ultimate latest sneaker obsession, and they're certain to be on many wish lists this season. Great colors include peach, gold and more!
4. These Bluetooth Headphones!
Logging miles in all types of weather means that often headphones don't last. These ones are bluetooth comfortable headphones that are super high quality at a low price. Plus they have a built in microphone so you can call your running buddy while working out or walking, too!
5. Homemade Vegan Energy Bars.
The best gifts are homemade with love, and your run bud will agree! These allergen-free healthy energy bars will power your training pal and you through any workout, plus they are easy to make! Get some fun holiday packaging for these chia-packed nutritious treats and deliver or mail these easy bars!
6. Glider/Slider Discs!
For a fun way to work those obliques and core muscles with virtually no storage required, these flat slider discs are a great workout tool and gift. Plus, they come in several great colors!
7. On trend Gym Bag.
This floral gym bag looks fab and works great. I love all the pockets and the separate shoe compartment. She'll be sure to LOVE it. It's not too big or bulky, and just right for the gym.
8. The Bakery Book: Allergen-Free Eats & Treats.
Shop small-and I mean super small-this year with my bakery book of healthy gluten-free desserts, with many paleo, vegan and raw sweet treat recipes for athletes and athletes alike for under $9! Support your favorite fitness and food blogger this day of love! xoxo, Me.
9. Safety-first: Runner's protection.
What's a better gift than a safe run or workout? You and your buddy can run knowing you have this handy device in case of emergency or any skeevy situation. (I know I know, but as many runners know, dangerous situations can arise, and it's best to feel protected and ready just in case!). It's reflective, is an ID band, LED light and pepper spray in one easy lightweight band.
Even if it's just homemade cookies, show your friends some love this V-Day! If you're tight on cash, shop with Ebates to get money back too. (LOVE that!)
Most importantly, spend time with your loved ones and have a great V-Day OR Me-Day. <– that's when you treat yourself...do it! xoxo