Holiday Gift Buying Guide – Accessories

Its already the middle of December and we are just 10 days away from Christmas!

This week is going to be a hectic one for sure – Miss O’s 7th Birthday, Olivia’s School Christmas concert, a fire meeting, sports almost every night and my staff party on Friday, Tim’s Fire party on Saturday plus Rebecca is getting her National Lifeguarding Certification this weekend!!!  Eek I am tired just thinking about it all.

To keep on top of things I am taking it one day at a time, planning it out the best I can and taking a deep breathe. If it isn’t crucial its not going to get done. I am delegating dinner tomorrow night and using my slow cooker as much as possible.

My Meal Plan and Prep for December 15-20

Monday – Runner’s World Meat Loaf – its filled with bran and veggies for an added fibre kick, sweet potatoes, roasted carrots and green beans.

Tuesday – Left overs

Wednesday – Crockpot chicken and Gnocchi soup – this is a new recipe and I am hoping I can find gnocchi in town!

Thursday – Leftover soup or breakfast for supper

Friday – Pizza and salad

Saturday – Christmas Dinner at the Firehall.

Sunday – Spicy Kale lasagne  

On to the fun stuff – creating my Christmas Wish List!

Every Runner/Athlete knows that accessories really make the experience all that much better. Here is a list of some of my favourite items.

1. FlipBelt – This isn’t a wish for me as I already own it but I truly think every runner needs one! It holds pretty much anything you might need including my iphone5 in a heavy OtterBox case. It has space around the entire belt not just one pocket os it will hold your phone, your fuel, cash and car keys without any discomfort!!

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2. Lululemon Run With Me Neckwarmer – This is Totally on my wish list. The winter winds are really cold in my neck of the woods and this neck warmer isn’t just cute but very practical.

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3. Aquazinger Water Bottle – We all need to hydrate, so why not do it in style with this beautiful water bottle. I am drawn to fruit infuser bottles because I love the way that they cleanly flavour my water. I already own an aqua zinger and would love a second one. I particularly love the flip top sports lid. I really don’t love unscrewing my cap its messy and i always spill. This prevents that from happening.

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4. Smart Wool Socks – Baby its cold outside and my tooties need high quality socks for outdoor activities. Smart wool makes fantastic socks that keep my feet warm and dry and prevent blisters.

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5. Half Moon Studio Pro Yoga Mat – Every yogi whether you are a newbie or seasoned veteran needs a quality yoga mat and Half moon makes terrific mats. I have had many mats and this one is by far my favourite. Its pretty heavy so its not meant for travel to and from the studio but makes a perfect mat for those doing Piyo in their living rooms!

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What accessories are you hoping for this Christmas? Any awesome suggestions?

Whats on your meal plan?

Have any slow cooker recipes to share?

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