|I took this Monday morning right before I headed out the door|
I never let just the cold keep me in. Even the above daunting weather report didn't scare me to the treadmill. And once I got moving, I really felt just fine. Of course it's important to dress right. Most days my good old Brooks Infiniti Tights are perfect, although when it is single digits I go for the Utopia Thermal Tights. I wear my usual socks and PureFlow 2's (which have great traction in the snow), and on top I wear a tank or sports bra, quality base layer (right now I am wearing this one to death) and then a good running jacket, gloves or mittens, and beanie. This Heater Hog beanie is my favorite, favorite, favorite.
Then I throw on my headlamp and am good to go! It's funny because I shiver sitting on the couch at night in warm clothes and wrapped in a blanket while Josh and the kids lounge around in shorts and are fine. If we are somewhere in the summer where there is air conditioning, forget it. I shiver, shiver, shiver. I am ALWAYS cold and have no tolerance for it....unless I am running. For some reason I handle it just fine when I am running.And I would MUCH prefer running in cold temps than hot temps. My ideal running temps are 35-50F.
Is it cold yet where you are at? Do you run in the cold? Like it? Hate it?