I am very much a cold person. Every year as the temperature drops I have to remind myself that I like running, even in the cold. I have plenty of gear to keep me warm, it’s just a little more time consuming setting it all out the night before and then walking out the door into the cold darkness. Not quite as much fun as pulling on my shorts and tank top and heading out into the SUN!! Here is a pic. from our run up Elephant Rock this last Saturday. Can you tell which one does not belong? Yes, that would be me in hunter orange! I like COLOR if you don’t know that yet!
Besides the top, you can’t really tell what I’m wearing in this picture. ORANGE TOP-NIKE
Here is another winter outfit in my awesome pose!
VEST-PEARL IZUMI (reversible with hot pink. Love it!!)
Besides my hands, I got a little too toasty.
Here is a handy chart I just read in my Runner’s World. You can click HERE to read more about what to wear.
50 degrees F and UP
BOTTOMS-Longer short or capri
35-50 degrees F
BOTTOMS-Capri’s or long tights or pants
TOP-Layer two long sleeve or one long sleeve and windproof jacket
Gloves and headband near 35 degrees
20-35 degrees F
BOTTOMS-Brushed pants or tights, wool underwear. Wear socks high enough to cover skin.
TOP-One warm top with a warm jacket
Don’t forget a hat or headband and thick gloves.
I really wouldn’t want to run in much colder than that, but if you do, keep LAYERING UP!! Add a scarf or gaiter around your neck. At this point I usually give the treadmill a whirl!
LAST BUT NOT LEAST EVER IS THIS LITTLE GUY’S BIRTHDAY!!!
What a CUTIE!!! He’s a little confused as to what sport to play however!!! Grant is turning 10 today!! Happy Birthday!!!