Archive for January 2, 2015


Marathons, Medals, and Magnets

Runners id bands

Distance running is quickly growing to be one of the most popular sports in the United States. In 2012 alone, there were over 15,000 5k races held in the United States. Over 2,000 half marathons are held annually, and every year over 500,000 individual runners complete a full marathon. Of course, completing any of these races is an enormous accomplishment, and runners, just like everyone else, enjoy their successes being acknowledged. If there is a special runner in your life, you may want to give them something to do with their favorite activity at the next gift-giving occasion.

Gifts for runners tend to fall into two categories: practical gifts and fun gifts.

First, the practical gifts. Running several miles is extremely physically demanding, and post-race recovery can take quite a while. Recover