Welcome to Utah where it is only Sept. 19th and we are already into long sleeve running weather (I only run with pants/capris when it is actually snowing because it feels really weird to me to run in them so I try to avoid them).
It was 40 degrees when I left this morning. Now I remember why I was obsessed with my treadmill during the Utah winters….somehow living in California for a year made me weak sauce when it comes to the cold.
Luckily I have the Equilibrium Base LS from Brooks to help me through this adjustment period.
This shirt is pretty incredible because it is designed to block external conditions (hot and cold) while also allowing your sweat to move away from the skin and out. This probably isn’t going to make sense but you know when you go camping and you are sleeping in your sleeping bag and your body is really warm because of your sleeping bag but the cold air breeze feels really good on your face and it just feels perfect? That is how I would describe this shirt….it kept my upper body really warm yet the mesh pockets allowed the cool air breeze to keep me nice and cool and feeling good. I will pay you a dollar if you tell me that made sense because odds are it didn’t.
I think my mom told me at least 3 times how cute she thought it was and she has very good taste. No joke…I promise I am not just saying this….but this is my new favorite running top. It will also make a great baselayer (a second skin) for when it gets even colder outside and I loved the long length of the shirt.
My garmin, headphones and iPod all ran out of juice while I was running so I have no idea how far or fast I went this morning but I stuck with an easy pace for about 45 minutes.
The absolute best part about the cooler temperatures are:
1. I have more excuses now to get right back into my pajamas after a run so that I can warm up.
2. My new blanket. I might try to sew an outfit out of this blanket so I can just wear it all day long.
3. Hot chocolate after every meal.
Brooke and I went with my mom to an outdoor shopping center and Brooke is much too cool for the stroller these days, she has to walk everywhere.
We dropped off my mom at home and then went to the park with one of my old college roommates and her two little girls.
Lunch. You see, I have 16 miles on the schedule for tomorrow morning so that means I have to carb load all day long and eat as many slices of this homemade bread (thanks Susette) as possible. Homemade bread > pretty much every other food out there.
And for the daily random:
I was using my sister’s computer last night and almost had a panic attack just looking at how many unopened emails she has.
Man, she is popular.
Hope your Thursday is going awesome!!! Fill me in on what you have been up to today!!