2016 Christmas Gift List

It’s time again for some Christmas gift ideas! This is in no way an exhaustive list, but just meant to give you some ideas for the fitness lover or hard to shop for family member on your list. All of these products are things personally used by me, and some of them may contain affiliate links, while others are things I just love and wanted to tell you about! Let me know if you have any questions and I can try to help you out or find answers. Happy shopping!

1.) Running skirts from RunningSkirts.com. I know I talk about these a lot, but they are seriously my favorite running skirt brand. Pockets on each side to hold keys, tissue etc, sweat wicking, and they have styles with shorts, capris, and briefs. Super comfy and adorable too! They also have shorts (run buns) and capris now, too. The tops are really lightweight, and they are always coming out with new stuff. Right now they are having sales on different days for different items, so go check out their site!

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2.) Resistance bands. Since we just moved and haven’t joined a gym yet, I knew I would need to get a couple of things to get me by for now, and resistance bands were at the top of my list. They are great for stretching, PT, or minor running injuries. For instance, I have hip and IT band issues and strengthening my hips and legs with resistance bands has helped me So much! I use them while I watch TV at night. Super easy.


3.) Photo gifts from Shutterfly. These are always a big hit, especially with family members wanting pictures of Emma Kate. We personally order our Christmas cards and photo calendars from here and the quality is great! Also, this time of year they are always having sales.


4.) goodr sunglasses: This is a start up company I came across, and I am in love with their super affordable and adorable running sunglasses. They don’t slip (really!) and I have worn mine every day. They did a kickstarter campaign in the fall, and I believe in these sunglasses so much that I joined in and pledged. More colors are coming soon! You can get them in orange with free shipping for prime members now, or check out their website for pre orders of other colors.

5.) My ebook or in paperback: I of course had to throw this one in there. Smile If you or a friend are looking for some motivation, encouragement, and a fresh start for the new year, then my ebook may be for you. If you aren’t sure, you can read a sample chapter here for free.

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6.) ZEROWATER water filters: I have used the ZEROWATER pitcher before and was super impressed, but this was my first time using the portable tumbler. It’s pretty awesome because I can now fill up my water bottle anywhere and know that I will have great filtered water! I took it to the gym this morning and it worked like a charm. It combines the top-performing filtration technology with a sleek, convenient design. The ZeroWater filtration system combines FIVE sophisticated technologies that work together to remove virtually all dissolved solids from your tap water, so you taste nothing but the water.



QOTD: What is on your Christmas gift list?

Oakley/Sunglasses Shop Giveaway


I was recently contacted by Jess from the awesome Sunglasses Shop and asked to do a review/giveaway here on RWS for a pair of Oakley sunglasses. I love that this falls just in time for Christmas, I love to give things away, especially to my readers! So, check out the awesome Oakley Women Twentysix.2 sunglasses I picked out!


I chose these because I love Oakley sunglasses, but wanted something a little more cute and feminine to run in as a nice change from the more men’s look of sunglasses. I love the tear drop shape of the frames, and they are super lightweight. They also have nose and earpads so they don’t slip off your face. I have run in them several times and they pass the test!

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The special lenses filter out 100% of UVA / UVB / UVC. The frames are very durable. I accidentally dropped my sunglasses on the ground, and they were fine! (I had a near heart attack though!) They are really comfortable, and I almost forget I am wearing sunglasses when they are on. Highly recommended!

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They also came with a cloth/case, an a really nice zip case. too with a wrist strap, looks like a little wrist wallet!

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Sunglasses shop carries lots of other brands other than Oakley if they aren’t your thing. (Think Ray-ban, Chanel, Gucci, Versace, etc.) They have a great online shop that is easy to navigate, with great photos and specs on each pair you look at. They have men’s and women’s sunglasses, and even news about the hottest designer sunglasses. Also check out these steampunk goggles.

The great folks at Sunglasses Shop have graciously offered to give one lucky reader a pair of Oakley sunglasses up to the value of £110. Awesome! Who want’s to enter? Here are the details:


Giveaway will go from today, December 10, through Friday, December 14 at 8:00 pm CST. I will announce a winner Saturday, December 15. There are three ways to enter. Please leave a SEPARATE comment for each entry, and remember I can see your tweets. Smile All entries are optional, you do NOT have to do all entries to enter, but it will increase the odds of winning.

1.) Tell me which Oakley sunglasses you would choose if you won the giveaway

2.) Follow Sunglasses Shop on Twitter, and let me know that you did so.

3.) Tweet the following: “I want to win Oakley sunglasses from @runningwithsass and @sunglassshop http://www.runningwithsass.com/oakleysunglasses-shop-giveaway/”

It would also be REALLY awesome if you would like their Facebook page. They talk about discounts, news, etc. on their page so don’t miss out! Good luck!