Cold Run 1

I ran my first below 30 degree run yesterday.

It was early, it was dark, and it was cold.  It was 14 degrees.

I don’t have a lot of cold weather running gear.  I started running this May so haven’t needed until recently.  November was pretty mild, and I got in quite a few days in the 50′s!

December has seen more of the elliptical – since that we have at home.  I’d been wanting to attempt an outdoor run, but needed some tights for starters.  I finally made it to Scheels’ to get some. (Well, twice since I took the first pair back.)  I ended up with Under Armour ColdGear Compression Tights.

Something like this…

Sheri came over at 6:30 and we headed out.  I have some old ski stuff from years (and years) ago, so that’s what I wore.  I wore my compressions socks with another pair over.  Cuddle duds thermal, Nike long sleeve, a fleece jacket, and my old ski/snowboarding jacket.  And my ski gloves and Neck Gater/Warmer which I love!   I need to buy some for my kids.

Upper body was warm! Hands were sweaty!   However, I need another bottom layer if it’s that cold.  From my knees to hips, I was frozen.    We were only out for about 30 minutes so not bad.

We made it!  Still dark!

We made it! Still dark!

Someday I would like:

Yaktrax – for not slipping and falling on the snow and ice.

New running jacket -

running gloves

another pant layer

But what I have will do for now.

I’ll be out there again.  I really enjoyed the fresh air and being outdoors despite the cold.

Do you run in the cold?  What’s your favorite cold weather gear item?

 

One comment on “Cold Run

  1. Reply Tara @ I'm Fit Possible Dec 21, 2013 7:51 pm

    Hi Shannon!

    Just stopping by your blog after receiving your email regarding becoming and I’m Fit Possible Ambassador. Your blog is truly inspired.
    I look forward to hopefully having you join the I’m Fit Possible Community and finding out how we can help support “Team Connor”.

    Cheers!
    Tara

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