Last Minute Gifts!

It’s crunch time people! And actually, while I love crunches (and sit-ups. Seriously I just love ab workouts), I hate crunch time and feeling under pressure for gift giving! I like to buy Christmas presents around the year when I am inspired by something, and I keep a constant list of ideas so I don’t forget when I do have inspiration for a gift. That said…..something *always* falls through the cracks and I’m left scrambling! So here’s your quick, order today so it gets there in time, gift guide:

For the (tri)athlete: Smashfest Queen and ISM Saddles. Smashfest Queen has a range of options for the triathlete or runner in your life, from tri kits to cozy beanies, you can find big surprise gifts or stocking stuffers there. And ISM is for the triathlete who has everything….but what triathlete actually replaces their saddle when they need to?! You can get 20% off the performance saddles with code GODESKY20 before Christmas too!

For the friend who wants to save the planet: Palm Free Beauty’s Sarnaya Oil. It’s only available for pre-sale right now (which in my opinion is even better….it’s like Christmas will come again in March!). But I encourage everyone to educate yourselves on how tropical deforestation to produce palm oil emits massive amounts of carbon, and is a significant driver of global warming. Sarnaya Oil is made naturally, and as someone who was lucky enough to test this through development, it’s simply a great product.

For the friend who is trying to be a little bit healthier: Sister Shrub. I actually do like Apple Cider Vinegar in it’s pure state, but I am always searching for ways to spice up my soda stream habit (note: NUUN Hydration is also a fave in my soda stream water!). I recently tried Sister Shrub and am loving it.

For the friend who loves supporting women and wants to #represent: Live Feisty swag! While many of the above business are women-owned, the holiday Live Feisty shop has a lot of great options for those who want to sport the fact that they are #feisty in full view. Plus, a sparkly phone case and a coffee mug? Say no more.

For the friend who has everything: DONATE! Things are nice, but who isn’t happy to receive word that a donation has been made in their name? Two of my faves this season are the Green Mountain Club (gotta keep that Long Trail up and running for future FKT-ers, right?!) and the ASPCA (or find your local chapter)…..because, dogs.

Happy shopping and happy holidays!!

Published by Alyssa Godesky

Alyssa is a professional triathlete who has logged over 8,000 miles in competition of swimming, biking and running across five continents. She came to triathlon from an ultrarunning background and over the last few years has found success back on the trails: in 2018 she set the female supported Fastest Known Time (FKT) on Vermont's 273 mile Long Trail in 5 days, 2 hours and 37 minutes. In 2020 she set the women's supported FKT for climbing the 46 High Peaks in the Adirondacks in 3 days, 16 hours and 16 minutes. She is a triathlon and running coach, and also enjoys spending time guiding hikers out on the trails. Alyssa is based in Charlottesville, VA with her dog Ramona.

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