whoop whoop! birthday running goodies!

24 Apr

It’s my birthday this week so i treated myself to some goodies from Wiggle.co.uk.  I tend to think of Wiggle as a cycling shop and i’ve bought cycling stuff from them before but they also have a fab running section which is super easy to use with lots of honest customer reviews on stuff and blogs with loads of useful info!  Plus the order came in about a day and a half.  Before i carry on i should say i’ve not been paid to say any of this stuff, nor did i get anything for free (more’s the pity) so this is truely my own opinion.

So, moving on, I never thought i would get this excited about new running stuff but i really am.  My PE teacher from school would be choking on her whistle!!  I guess this might make me a real runner.

Here’s my bounty:

Including a very bright Nike running skirt with integrated shorts, citrus flavour Nuun rehydration tablets, 15 Clif bars and these sexy things…

I’m very lucky in that i’ve never really experienced any injuries or proper pain from running, or any kind of exercise.  A lot of discomfort and sore muscles but no pain.  The one thing i do get is quite hot achey feet and calves after running so after reading about compression technology on loads of running sites i decided to give these a try.  I shall let you know how i get on with them.

The Nuun tablets are very yummy – i’ve popped those babies open already and they did a great job of hydrating me after my cycle ride and bodyrock workout.

Anyone noticed yet that i have a bit of a thing for bright workout gear??? That hot pink is going to go great with my turquoise Nikes.

So happy birthday to me.  There may be more treats this week – i’m hankering after a new road bike and a Garmin Forerunner for my running.  I haven’t spent any money on myself for ages so maybe this week is the week to break the bank.  I’ll keep you posted.

Also, i might have some race news to update you on shortly.  I’m getting very excited about this as there may be several races on the horizon…all the more reason for a Garmin!!

Anyone else spent way too much on themselves this week?  Who’s been registering for races?

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11 Responses to “whoop whoop! birthday running goodies!”

  1. sociallyfitblog April 24, 2012 at 9:43 pm #

    Happy Birthday!!! I too am due for some running gear. Shorts, shirts, and sneakers for the summer….not as bright as you but still slightly fashionable.

  2. dawninwonderland April 24, 2012 at 10:26 pm #

    thanks! and you gotta get at least one bright thing even if it’s just your shoe laces!

  3. halfheartedgymjunkie April 25, 2012 at 9:23 am #

    Happy birthday Dawn! Oh I hope you have a wonderful day and get spoilt rotten. Loving the compression socks!

  4. findingwonderwoman April 27, 2012 at 2:01 am #

    Happy birthday! I love bright running skirts too, they are just so cute. I’d be interested to know what you think of those compression socks you got. Also, head on over here http://findingwonderwoman.com/2012/04/27/im-not-worthy/ to pick up your ABC award – love your work 🙂

    • dawninwonderland April 27, 2012 at 10:06 am #

      thank you and wow! I’m so flattered. i love your blog too!

  5. Tammy April 27, 2012 at 4:21 am #

    Happy, happy birthday!! You should definitely spoil yourself this week! Ha ha! I’m just getting started with running, so I haven’t discovered all the great gear that seasoned runners use, but I love the bright colors you chose!! 🙂

    • dawninwonderland April 27, 2012 at 10:07 am #

      i’m not a seasoned runner either and i used to run in old t-shirts and the like but getting into lovely gear is half the battle to getting out the door (i think anyway!). Thanks x

  6. Jules May 4, 2012 at 11:17 pm #

    Happy birthday! 🙂 I love wiggle too. That site is dangerous… I bought my Garmin Forerunner from there. Which model are you thinking of getting?

    • dawninwonderland May 4, 2012 at 11:23 pm #

      my husband just got me the 305 and i love it. It takes a bit of time to wake up sometimes but otherwise its fab! Do you love yours?

      • Jules May 5, 2012 at 12:48 pm #

        Agree…takes a while to acquire satellites which can be a bit of a pain when it’s cold outside, but otherwise, love not having to bring my iphone and wearing a separate HRM on my runs. I do miss taking on the fly photos with my iphone though! 🙂

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