When the Christmas shopping season was starting, I had been counting on qualifying for Boston. I was looking forward to winter training, but I was running 5-6 times a week and always doing laundry because of the countess shorts, tanks, socks, and bras I went through. I had one set of cold running gear, and I knew that would be a problem. So, I asked for cold running and trail gear for Christmas, and my family really delivered!
From my parents I got a lightweight reflective jacket--something to wear over my fleece in the winter, or during summer night runs, a matching headband, and Brooks pants.
I also got an under-armor shirt in a lovely bright green and black tights.
My grandmother did a great job and I got a black performance shirt, an adorable red vest, and a FILA sport jacket.
My Aunt got me a hydration pack. (and the newest Armani perfume and a great bottle of wine)