Cold Weather Running
Sunday Run: 9 miles (1:30:40)
It was really cold this morning… and windy. It really did feel like it was 8 degrees because of how strong the wind was for our entire run… but Amy and I were SO PROUD that we finished our 9 miles :)
I am absolutely petrified of ice. I panic when I have to walk on it and I never run when the roads are icy. Somehow I knew I just had to do it today and I figured, if I fell… at least Amy would be there to drag me to the side of the road and call for help! (I broke my tailbone in college falling on ice! Horrible experience!) Somehow I stayed calm and we definitely had to slow down a bit because of the conditions. This was really great for me because I’ve been sick all week and only “ran” 3 miles (there was a lot of walking on the treadmill) on Tuesday.
We went out 3 miles and turned around and got back to my house at mile 6. We decided on a quick water break inside my house and then we would go back out for the final 3 miles. I hit the lap button by accident near the end, but was happy to see that we were pretty much right around the 10 min/mile pace the whole time! I was definitely breathing heavy at some points because I’m still so congested, but I feel great right now. I got in the hot tub for a good 20 minutes after the run and shocked my cold body!
Here is most of my cold weather running gear:
Brooks Running Jacket. I asked my parents for this for Christmas because it is so pricy, but it is amazing. So warm and really keeps the wind out.
My toe socks. I love that they are higher so I can pull them up over my ankles and they seem warmer.
I threw on my CEP compression sleeves under my tights today. I figured it couldn’t hurt and they kept my legs a little warmer.
The pink long sleeved top I had on under my jacket was from Target and similar to this one.
My tights are Under Armour and close to this pair.
Obsessed with Carmex chapstick and I always bring it with me running. I have them stashed everywhere.
Not running related…
I’ve already watched it twice yesterday. I know, I’m sad. I can’t help it. I actually left the house yesterday morning just to go to Target so I could buy it. Colby ran his 9 miles and went swimming. When he came home I was laying on the couch back in my sweatpants with my Vicks tissues and a bag of chocolate chips watching it. I was supposed to write a grad paper…