It was being a runner that mattered, not how fast or how far I could run. The joy was in the act of running and in the journey, not in the destination.
― John Bingham
― John Bingham
As the world comes closer with globalization, tightening its bond with new technological inventions, it is also reeling under the pressures of odd working hours and the perils thereof. Going beyond the demanding schedule and the need to work as per different time zones is the gripping reality of lifestyle diseases.
A score of Earth members are on the brink of or are victims of lifestyle conditions; many thanks to the exponentially growing fast food chains, the numbers of which are only likely to increase.
The grim truth can only be altered with regular exercise, strict diet control, and awareness of these potential health hazards. The first suggestion is something that everyone of us needs to take up very seriously. For so long, we have sincerely underestimated the value of regular exercise.
Hence, we must begin to make a serious effort at encouraging physical exercising initiatives such as marathons, running, and such other cardio exercises. If you know a nascent runner who is running to save his or her life in the longer run, here are a few awesome yet affordable gift ideas that you can give to support their effort.
For runners, skipping is the best form of warm-up exercise. It prepares you for the run ahead adequately. For early runners, running with the aid of a skipping rope is also a great way of pushing yourself to reach a new milestone of running longer distances each day.
Self-affirmations are of great help when it comes to changing perspectives and attitude towards a certain task.
Help your runner friend to keep the affirmations going with motivating posters. Sometimes, determining a goal and being reminded of it at every waking moment helps in keeping the motivation to achieve it. A poster is just your answer to add fuel to your runner's fire!
It is extremely useful and a very affordable gift idea for most runners. Look for insulated bottles to maintain the temperature of the water that the runner desires.
Even guys with slightly longer or long hair can use this while running. A headband also helps in soaking up sweat from the sides of your forehead, thus, preventing it from trickling down your face.
Every runner knows the importance of music while hitting the running track. So, a simple USB music player that is light in weight, easy to operate, and easier on your pocket is an ideal gift too.
A simple all-weather jacket that will keep your runner warm during such times and encourage them to run either way is a good option too. Every runner must wear a jacket at all times as it maintains the body temperature.
After all that exercise and unwavering determination, one needs to be rewarded. Gift your dear runner a personalized glass, mug, or a cup that states his/her achievement.
Let this personalized reward be a reminder of what he/she set out for and where he/she is today. Simple gifts such as these make the dream worth every drop of sweat.
But for those who are diabetic or want to prevent an injury, running shoes are a compulsion that cannot be evaded. So, gift your runner basic joggers that fit closely but comfortably.
While buying gifts, make sure that they are lightweight, easy to carry, and durable in nature. Things that satisfy these points will not only be deemed useful, but will be used too. After all, the purpose of a gift is to serve its purpose to the receiver to the fullest. So, make the most of it with these awesome yet affordable gift ideas for runners.