Despite less than desirable temperatures and roads that hadn't been plowed, I laced up and ran outside. And it was awesome.
At the top, a breathable hat with pigtails (because then my hat stays on). A simple neck warmer, which added to my long-sleeve turtleneck and thin-but-warm Nike running jacket that I've had for years. Then gloves, obviously. And two pairs of running pants (one of which was lined with a thin layer of fleece).
At the bottom, one pair of waterproof socks and one pair of ski socks. And an old-but-good pair of running shoes with Yaktrax.
Clutch move, those Yaktrax.
Dang, was it fun!
I'm doing what I can to hold on to all of my motivation to train for and run a Spring half marathon. This is NOT the best time for me to build mileage, but I'm giving it my best shot. I'll decide at the end of February if I can maintain it through to the end...it kind of all just depends on how much I can run outside. Because I'm not even joking you when I say that I'll die if I have to do long runs on the treadmill. Not even joking.
That's how much I hate the treadmill.
But, we'll see. Like I said, I'm motivated.
And still thawing out a bit.
AND pretty happy with my time, despite the less-than-ideal terrain.
I thought I'd clock in much slower than this:
Question: Would you rather run on a hot Summer day or cold Winter day? Why?