Let’s all stop and talk about this outfit:
I am not the biggest fan of running in cold temperature but realize that it needs to be done from time to time. I always overdress and die of a heatstroke a mile into my run. I can never seem to find the right combination of running hat, gloves, jacket, etc. On this day, I was in a hurry to get outside and do a quick run before it got dark and started raining. It was only at the end of my run did I actually look at myself and start laughing at my outfit.
In my head, I imagined myself to be one of the outdoor runners in Nike or Lululemon ads. I’m not. Not even close. This is why I thought I’d share with you this monstrosity of an outfit. And my face post run is not cute so I had to edit that out. Boy, I can’t wait for spring when shorts and a tank top are all I need.
What do you wear on your outdoor winter runs?
The other day someone asked me what activity they could do that wouldn’t involve investing a lot of money. Running! I proceeded to tell them how they only need a decent pair of running shoes and some workout clothes. After I sold them on running as the cheap workout, I realized that I myself have invested money into running over the years. A lot money now that I look back.
1. MP3 Players: Most runners I know run with their iPod, iPhone, or some MP3 player. Music entertains us as we run. I have issues with my iPods getting water damage from my sweat (eweee, gross). I have been through several in the past 6 months and was forced to do my long runs sans music for a few weeks. And you know what – I dug it. You are left alone with your thoughts and you take in your surroundings. And I felt I could control my pace better. I did a few 15-18 milers this way. But when my replacement iPod arrived at my door, I was quickly back to running with Rihanna and Beyonce.
2. GPS watches: As a beginner, I didn’t feel a need to track my mileage. As my training got more intense, I needed to know how much I was running down to the tenth of the mile. I invested in the Nike + sensor that attached to your shoe and iPod. I then bought a Motoactv. And just recently, I purchased my first Garmin. I can’t wait to test it out. Continue reading