Thursday, December 30, 2010

Geared Up

I had this brilliant idea to take a picture of all my awesome running-biking-swimming related Christmas gifts piled in front of tree and do a great post about how spoiled I am. But on Christmas Eve the memory card in my camara crapped out so I didn't really have a camara. And since Christmas my external hard drive (where I back up all my pictures) seems to have fried itself. And Sophie took off with my zip drives (where I store pictures) and stashed them in one of her hiding places, yet to be discovered.

So you'll have to settle for my much less interesting recitation of all my awesome gifts.

My running partner got me an awesome legit bike helmet that matches my new road bike. I am so excited to get my bike out on the road. Hell, I might even wear the new helmet while I ride my bike on the trainer. Just because it looks so cool. My old helmet was a purple monstrosity from Target that cost $8, was too big, and had my sticker from the Chisago Lakes tri permanently stuck to the side. I can't wait to throw that thing in the garbage.

My running partner also bought my some CEP compression socks - bright pink. I have been wanting compression socks forever, so I was super happy about these. Now I just have to start doing some double digit runs so I feel like I deserve them!

My hubby bought me a new pair of Brooks Adrenaline, about 800 pairs of Under Armour running socks, and a whole stocking full of Gu. You know you are a runner when you get all whipped up about a Christmas stocking full of slimy, questionably flavored, quasi-food products.

My brother bought me the Triathletes Training Bible. Before you go thinking he is so perceptive for knowing I would want such a thing, let me clear that up - I e-mailed him my Borders 50% off coupon and told him to go buy it. But still, I'm looking forward to reading up and hopefully seeing some improvements in my triathlons in 2011.

Finally, the day after Christmas, with my Christmas money from my grandparents, I bought two new Nike winter running tops on the cheap at Sports Authority. I love them because they are a little longer and keep my tummy warm.

I'm all set and ready to run for another year!

14 comments:

Carly said...

Great loot! Sorry about the camera and hard drive....I am frantically trying to back everything up myself to not lose years of photos.

DRog said...

Score !!!

you def should wear that helmet on the trainer:)

envious of your Gu stash

Tish said...

What a haul! Can I borrow your nice running partner for a month or two just before Xmas next year . . .? LOL I'm going to check out those Nike tops on SA, warm, longer sounds like a good combination. Happy New Year.

Rose said...

I have CEP compression socks in bright green. They are awesome.

Katie A. said...

Just getting all caught up! Sounds like you made out like a bandit! Glad Santa was good to you!
AND be proud girlie - you had a great year of running and Tri's, can't wait to see what 2011 holds for you!
Have a safe and wonderful New Year!

Jess said...

Sounds like quite the haul!

Jill said...

Wow, major score on the running stuff! Woohooo! 2011, here you come!

Christine said...

Awesome gifts!! You are all set for a fantastic 2011!!!

Diana said...

I, too, got some GU in my stocking! Made me laugh.
I'd love to see a pic of the inside bike ride via the purple helmet!

Beth said...

Nice haul! I just ordered a new Nike top because they are making them longer now. I agree- a warm tummy is a wonderful thing! I'll look for you tomorrow at the Polar Dash! It's going to be tough spotting peope under all of those layers but it would be great to say hello. Have fun!

Jamoosh said...

I am so happy your helmet matches your bike now. I know this is important because my wife tells me it is!

Happy New Year!

LMC said...

That's a lot of nice loot!! I know you'll be making good use of all of it in 2011. Happy New Year!!

the dawn said...

awesome! i need to get around to taking a picture of all my loot too. and yes, i got a TON of gels. i asked for them too. usually my mom does candy, but i asked specifically for gels and gatorade. i'm totally weird, but love it!

Jeri said...

You made a legit hauling this year. Way to go!! New running stuff is the best, but it's even better when you don't have to buy it!! :D