I wouldn’t call myself a runner, but there have been times in my life when hitting the pavement became the best form of therapy.
What’s great about this individual sport is that it requires little more than your sneakers, some comfortable gear and (if you so choose) a bitchin’ playlist. I recently came across Oiselle (French for “bird”) an apparel company that follows this same mantra.
On their website, Oiselle’s mission statement makes clear why they chose this particular animal to represent their workout gear: “It alludes to that feeling of weightlessness that most runners know and love. That sense of flight – when the legs go fast and the heart goes free.”
Now, I know that some of you haven’t picked up a present for mama yet (I haven’t either). If your mom is anything like mine, she’s discovered fitness late in life and simply cannot get enough of those stretchy workout pants the hip kids are wearing.
Here are a few suggestions on what to get mommy dearest on Sunday so she’ll look supercute for her workout group come Monday:
EMC French Fleece Hoodie: Christy Turlington started the Every Mother Counts global campaign that increases education and support for maternal mortality reduction. 40% of proceeds from the sale of each hoodie goes to EMC to support maternal health (tell mom this, and your good deed will make her tear up. What an outstanding kid you are!).
“Wings Out” Silver Necklace: A delicate piece of jewelry mom can sport while working on her fitness.
Bum Wrap: Ok, I’m buying one for myself (thankfully mom and I live in different cities, so there’s no chance of that 3rd-grade-mother-daughter-Christmas-sweater incident repeating itself). Mom finishes her workout, and looks MILF-y popping into the supermarket to prep for dinner.
“Everything’s Fine, Just Keep Running” tee: A run (or power walk, if you’re my mother) is the best medicine in case things go to sh*t. And most times they will. Life is one example of Murphy’s Law after another.
Oiselle Gift Certificate: The tried-and-true gift that keeps on giving, just in case nothing on this list tickled mom’s fancy.