Running is a healthy activity for body and mind, unless it involves jogging while reading baseball star Mark McGwire's first romance novel. Improve your running experience and move on to Mr. McGwire's later works with today's Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of merchandise at StinkyFeet Athletics in Flowood.
Trained by physical therapists, the streetwise staff at StinkyFeet Athletics use gait analysis for shoe fitting and years of sartorial experience to recommend the best gear for athletes of all levels and goals. High-tech clothing from Brooks, K-Swiss, and ASICS ($22+) keep sportspeople warm on cold days, cool on hot days, and just right when smothered in honey and fleeing an irritated bear family. Toes can avoid swampy shoe caves with Swiftwick socks ($11.99+), and encumbered runners can avoid sweaty-palm cell-phone drops with a lightweight Spibelt ($20). To prevent exercise-induced chest pain without downing chemical capsules, strap on a Moving Comfort sports bra ($35–$45), or, to support arches without an intervention by Brunelleschi, lace up sneaks from the likes of Newton, Brooks, and ASICS ($100+).