I love my newfound running group. It's not a secret. At least among us. I mean, I don't spend every step of a 12-mile slush fest professing my undying admiration and appreciation.
But maybe I should. Or at least show them that I care. A little bit. And there's no better time than Valentine's Day!
While I typically loathe Valentine's Day, mostly because I want to throat-punch Jane Seymour upon seeing another heart necklace commercial, I was inspired by the holiday to create some fun best running friend sentiments - perfect to hand out at the group run this weekend as L.A. Marathon girl tackles 21 miles.
"I always NUUN you were the one." Yes, my friends, that is a valentine filled with love and electrolytes.
Disclosure: These Valentine's were just for fun, because I like silly puns, and in no way related to my ambassadorship.
I made a jpeg on PicMonkey, leaving a space for a single-serve Nuun packet. I uploaded the file, had it printed as a photo at Walgreen's and picked up the Nuun there, as well. For about 50 cents a card, I have some pretty rad - and useful - gifts for my crew.
Other Valentine ideas for BRFs:
Your stride is ELECTRO-fying. It's the same concept as the cards I made, using a single-serve Nuun tab. This time, the word play is on electrolytes.
We go together like ... Put those words on a card or handwritten note and attach Peanut Butter and Jet Blackberry Gus to it for a play on PB&J.
Bottled up. Whether you tuck it inside or attach with ribbon around the neck, write a note that says, "I can't keep it bottled up any longer - I love running with you," and pair it with a handheld (this one is super cute) or other water bottle.
Won't Chew Be Mine? Attach the sentiment to a pack of Chomps, which is what my friends bring on the long runs. The strawberry are my personal fave.
And for a more personal idea ...
Let's stick together. There's a few options with this - a stick or Tiger Tail massager or a stick of deodorant or Body Glide.
After all, nothing says I love you like giving a gift that says, "I'm thinking about your nipples."