These days especially, moms everywhere are doing some serious multitasking. Whether the mom (or moms) in your life are avid runners, walkers or somewhere in between, we all know the importance of making time for ourselves is no easy task. Factor in balancing home schooling, work life and the general house and family routines and it’s nothing short of a challenge. Finding a Mother’s Day gift during lockdown is definitely not easy, so we’ve rounded up a selection of gift ideas that are the perfect pick-me-up for every runner, whether or not your a mom.
Best Foot Forward Focused on offering a smoother and softer ride than ever, ASICS Gel-Cumulus 23 has all the high-tech innovation you expect from the brand. Along with ASICS Flyefoam technology, in this reimagined version there’s added technology in the midsole which improves durability without compromising flexibility. Plus with the shoe’s upper constructed from at least 20% recycled materials showcasing the brand’s ongoing commitment to the environment makes us all feel like we’re doing our part when we’re buying new kicks. No matter what your pace, this shoe is pretty much the perfect fit for keeping every mother runner going their distance.
More Motivation Moms are the first ones to boost our motivation. Now it’s your turn to give her a healthy boost with Fitbit Sense, the ultimate smartwatch. Featuring tools that help monitor stress management, menstrual tracking, and heart health, plus more than 20 goal-based exercise modes, this is the smartwatch every fitness-minded mom needs in her life. Now until Mother’s Day, you can enjoy a $70 price savings on select smartwatches and fitness trackers. $400, www.Fitbit.com
Run For Mom This year, you can run, walk or ride the Sport Chek Mother’s Day race anywhere in Canada! That’s right, from Friday May 7 to Sunday May 9, you can choose your route, pace and distance and run this virtual right in your own neighbourhood. For nearly 50 years this race has been part of the Calgary running scene, supporting Canadian Tire Jumpstart Charities and Calgary Health Foundation. You’ll find an exceptional swag bag including an exclusive Sport Chek VIP savings. Register Today! $35, runcalgary.ca
Gotta Have Shades Sunny days are ahead we know this much is true. Whether she’s sitting in your backyard or blazing the trails, she’ll appreciate the light-weight, no-bounce fit of Goodr sunglasses. These polarized shades are available in a range of cool hues at such an affordable price point, you’ll want to buy her two pairs, or pick out one for yourself. $35, goodr.com
Bottoms Up We all need a reminder to stay hydrated throughout the day. The new Geode Rose Tumbler from S’well has the beauty of rose quartz that makes it a welcome addition on her desktop. Featuring a triple layer of insulation that retains hot or cold temperatures for several hours at a time, the 24oz size makes it ideal whether you’re on the go or working-from-home. Added bonus: the straw is included. $35, Swell.com
But First, Coffee From early mornings to midday slumps, coffee is the great equalizer that consistently helps mothers and runners keep it together. Not only is Marathon Coffee, a female led coffee roaster, but the beans are also sourced from female farm owners. Pick up a trio sampler and score extra points with everyone’s mom. $38/sample trio, marathoncoffeeco.ca
Embrace Your Natural Beauty Braving the elements means that running takes a toll on everyone’s skin. Burt’s Bees Miracle Balm soothes and moisturizes dry skin, lips, cuticles and just about anywhere. The non-greasy formulation is natural plant-derived balm that instantly absorbs into your skin. Using natural origin ingredients, including cocoa butter, Miracle Balm blends into skin whether or not you’re wearing makeup. burtsbees.ca
Anna Lee Boschetto is a runner, mom and regular contributor to iRun.