Mother’s Day is coming! I’m mostly excited because, as of this moment, it’s one of the least scheduled weekends on my calendar, which means there are only three or four commitments on it. Ah, how fun is the end of the school year?
If you are a mom who runs, know a mom who runs, or love a mom who runs, here’s our handy and helpful guide to treating them to a great Mother’s Day!
Mother runners wanna run!
We aren’t called “mother runners” for nothing. Moms who run want to… you guessed it… run. If the mother runner in your life wants to get in some miles on Mother’s Day as part of her celebration, offer to go with her or help facilitate so she can fit it into her schedule.
If she wants to spend the day relaxing instead, treat her to a race at a later date. Pro tip: the 2020 Best Damn Race Orlando goes on sale Wednesday, April 24 at noon at super low prices! You know she would appreciate it!
Mother runners love to eat!
It’s not hard to guess why one of the big running hashtags is #irunsoicaneat. Runners are hungry folk, and Mother’s Day is a great time to indulge that appetite.
Plan brunch or other fabulous meal for that special mother runner in your life. She’ll love you for it. Especially if it comes after a long run.
Mother runners need to recover.
Much as I hate to admit it, rest and recovery are the things missing from most mother runner’s routines. Heck, even moms who don’t run (or runners who don’t mom) can be neglectful of their recovery needs. It just goes with the territory.
A gift certificate for a sports massage or pedicure can be the perfect treat for your mother runner. She probably wouldn’t schedule it for herself, but she’ll definitely make the time if someone gives her a helpful prod in the right direction.
If a spa day isn’t in the cards, a foam or recovery roller will work just as nicely. I’m a big fan of anything by Addaday. You can’t go wrong with any of their sticks or rollers.
If you give a mom a pair of shoes….
… she’ll run this world. Honestly, my favorite gift is always new running shoes. I hate spending the money on myself but quality new shoes are part of the sport and they always make a great gift. The same goes for things like running socks, good sports bras, or even packets of fuel for long runs.
Material gifts are never necessary, but if you like to give a little something wrapped up in string, consider the gift of gear.
Mother runners deserve a high five every once in a while.
In fairness, we all do. It’s nice to have our accomplishments recognized and it’s always special when loved ones show their support. Things like Motivate Wraps from Momentum Jewelry, medal racks from York Sign Shop or a customized, commemorative race print from Run Ink are all fabulous ways to show the love.
So what about you? If you’re a mom who runs, which of these gifts would help make a fabulous Mother’s Day in a few weeks?
As a runner, do you like receiving running related gifts or would you prefer to purchase those things on your own?