Runners & Walkers
simple. It's natural. It can be done just about anywhere, by just
about anyone, at just about any time. Running and walking are great
ways to relieve stress, stay in shape, and enjoy the scenery. One
can scarcely walk down the street without tripping over gift
possibilities for those whose passions range from leisurely strolls
to marathons. To keep your presents from running amuck, however,
choose clothing, equipment, and accessories carefully.
optical measuring instrument or pedometer would help the enthusiast
keep track of the miles she covers.
compact-disc player with a headset and a good supply of compact
at Road Runner Sports,
www.roadrunnersports.com, can help you find the perfect shoe for
the runner or walker on your gift list—whether she be a supinator or
pronator, on- or off-roader, fitness walker or training racer.
apparel include running shorts, singlets, T-shirts, spandex tights,
sweatbands, and moisture-wicking socks. When the weather turns
chilly, add warm-up suits, gloves, jackets, caps, and cold-weather
the runner's or walker's feet with a vibrating foot massager or
massaging footbath. Available through Brookstone,
www.brookstone.com, and others.
for a walking tour of a city he or she has always wanted to see
(Paris, London, or Rome, perhaps). Or enter the recipient in a 5K,
10K, or marathon and pay for all travel and entry expenses.
subscription to Runner's World,
www.rodalepress.com, a magazine for recreational and competitive
runners. Runner's World offers training advice, shoe and clothing
reviews, information on nutrition, reports on races, and articles
that inspire and entertain.
www.babyjogger.com, lets the mom or dad on the run take the
little one along. Several models are available.
snowshoes to the active winter runner or walker. Redfeather,
www.redfeather.com, boasts snowshoes that have revolutionized