A blog about Trace and her races.

What did I do to deserve this?

Sometimes I feel like people really do too much for me. Today I was surprised when my good friend gave me some special gifts for the holiday. Besides feeling a little overwhelmed, a part of me thought I must be a running freak or something — let me tell you what I got:

  1. KT Tape – Kinesiology Therapeutic Tape (almost always referred to as Kinesio Tape)
  2. Book – Once a Runner
  3. Book – The Runner’s Literary Companion: Great Stories and Poems About Running
  4. Movie – Running on the Sun
  5. Jamba Juice gift card

This person knows me so well — the tape was definitely needed. I have been using some other cheap stuff to tape my arches (plantar) and I didn’t really want pay $12 for a roll! The cheap stuff I use has worked surprisingly well but using this stuff feels like putting on new socks. Do you know what I mean?

The books, well I’m excited to have them and I can’t wait to read them. I have to first finish The Vampire Chronicles and I am only on the second of 7 (The Vampire Lestat).

Leading up to my marathon, I watched a lot of running movies and videos including Spirit of the Marathon and this was on my list. I know someone who plans on running Badwater so Running on the Sun was definitely next on my list.

The gift card — well I am a Jamba Juice and Robek’s Juice junkie. I already used the card and enjoyed my Berry Topper.

Seriously, that was so nice, but I would have been happy with a card (well, a running card). JK

KT TapeOnce a Runner

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5 responses

  1. You made out with some pretty nice gifts! Let me know how those books are (once you get around to reading them).

    December 20, 2009 at 2:25 pm

    • Most definitely.

      December 20, 2009 at 5:34 pm

  2. Have you read Born To Run? If not, it would make a worthy addition to this collection. Inspiring story of some amazing people and incredible racing.

    Happy new year! See you on DailyMile and maybe we’ll cross paths at the Firecracker. I’m doing the 10K.

    January 8, 2010 at 9:54 am

    • Happy New Year to you too. I will have to check out that book – it is amazing to hear others’ stories. See you on DM and hopefully at the Firecracker race!

      January 8, 2010 at 7:36 pm

  3. Nicky

    Also check out the book “The Lore of Running”. It is a must read! Written by a South African runner/doctor with a WEALTH of information.

    February 12, 2010 at 6:40 am

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