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Ok kids, I need some help/ideas.<br><br>
I have one super secret gift to give each of the ~20 people I'm training with for IMAZ. However, I think I want to put it in a little bag with one or 2 other small things for each person.<br><br>
I'm thinking about maybe doing the $1 tubes of sunscreen since it is a must in AZ and I had difficulty finding any at a few of the bike stops.<br><br>
Can you think of anything else that would be fun and/or useful for ironmen or all shapes/sizes/ages/ability? I have to buy 20 of whatever it is, so nothing huge, but something that might hep out the newbies, or may bring a smile to people's faces who have been there before.<br><br>
I'm thinking of also adding a small ziploc of chewable pepto and advil to each pack.
 

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Chapstick Ultra (with sunblock SPF 30).<br><br>
forgot....<br><br>
Chamois Butt'r (they have little mini packets available)<br><br><a href="http://www.pacelineproducts.com/products/chamois.html" target="_blank">http://www.pacelineproducts.com/products/chamois.html</a><br><br>
No Butts (or buthighs) about it!
 

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That's so sweet Kathleen! I wanna train with you <img alt="biggrin.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/biggrin.gif"> But I'm too slow, maybe someday.<br><br>
chapstick is a great idea!
 

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For my first 100 miler i made goodie bags for my crew members and in them were:<br>
sunblock<br>
chapstick<br>
foot care items like pumice stones<br>
Jolt gum (as a joke)<br>
bath fizzies<br>
sports beans<br>
and things like that <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br><br>
You can also put in epsom salts <img alt="smile.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/smile.gif"><br>
Five and Below is a good store if you have one near you. They have a ton of fun things from flipflops to fun chapsticks, toys, etc.
 

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Body Glide makes a mini-stick, loved it so much I took one to Italy since we were walking a bunch.<br><br>
I like the gel idea too.
 

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Here is what I received from my sister as I was preparing for my first Ironman, and I love it:<br><br>
140.6 Oval Euro Sticker (for the car)<br>
Ironman Wisconsin Oval Euro Sticker<br>
Ironman Wisconsin License Plate Frame<br>
Ironman Wisconsin In-Training T-shirt<br><br>
So how about a 140.6 sticker and maybe order up some IMAZ license plate frames. Both would complement the sunscreen while also motivating. It really would be a kick ass gift.
 

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My super secret gift is far better than reflective strips - so I think we are ok there!<br><br>
Good ideas - keep them coming! I think I will have to visit the dollar store very soon though.
 

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So like ... um ... we IM 2008er's who support you whole-heartedly yet are not doing IMAZ ... um, like ... do we get your IM goodie bag with the super secret gift too? <img alt="thumbsup.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/thumbsup.gif"><br><br>
Sally
 

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Oooh - I thought of something else to add. I use moleskin on my neck cut in a nice little oval to put under my wetsuit to prevent a wetsuit hicky.<br><br>
So I'm going to cut out moleskin for everyone and write "hicky protector" on them!
 

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How about a pack of Pop Tarts or an inexpensive water bottle that could be used in transition or thrown away on course.
 
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