My blog has been having some problems and not allowing me to do certain things… it should all be working now but let me know if not (and sorry I didn’t reply to all of those amazing comments yesterday… it wouldn’t let me)! If you missed out on yesterday’s post about BELONGING… you can find it here.
Started out my day with a run around town with Emilee. We were both feeling crazy tired.
Skye wanted to go out and play in the snow…
Flashback to when Brooke wore this same vest:)
We went to buy the things that allow me to survive the winter in Utah and picked up some snacks while we were there too.
And later on we went to go pick up some cookies for my mom.
And a few for us too.
Most of my life is spent in running clothes… Even when I do actually get ready for the day! Let’s talk about what I like to wear for different temperatures and I’d love to hear what you wear too! PS In Utah it is VERY dry here so the temperatures we experience here might feel very different compared to other areas with the same temperatures! PPS I am a big believer in investing in quality pieces for the winter running months because it makes the biggest difference in how much I enjoy running around all winter (they keep me so warm) and they LAST FOREVER. Some of my pieces of winter running gear have probably already survived hundreds of washings!
45F and up (especially if the sun is out): Shorts and a tank top or short-sleeves!
30-45 degrees: If I am running easy then I’ll most likely be wearing tights (like these) and a long sleeve (this is my goto long sleeve) and if it is in the low 30s then probably a vest too (like the one above or I have this one too). If I am doing a speed workout, I’ll be in shorts and a long sleeve top. I have a really hard time doing speed in anything but shorts because I heat up QUICKLY with speedwork and less is more.
20-30 degrees: Tank top + a thicker long sleeve top like this one, this one this one or this one along with a vest. Once again, if I’m doing speedwork and it’s in the upper 20s… I’ll still probably be in shorts. The other day I was running in shorts and it was freezing out and a biker joked as he went by that we don’t live in San Diego ha. If my upper body (especially my core), hands and ears are warm… I’m good to go and cold legs don’t bother me that badly until we get under 20 degrees….
20 degrees and below: A long sleeve, a hoodie (like this one) and a jacket (like this one… I’ve only really used Brooks jackets for as long as I can remember because they are just so high quality and keep me quite warm). Fleece tights—>I have a few pairs of them now but they are no longer online but they are similar to these ones and these ones. I’ll even add in a vest under my coat if I really want to feel toasty.
PS the tights I wore yesterday are seriously the best and I’ve worn them from 20 degrees-45 degrees and they are perfect for running and so cheap from Amazon HERE (plus a million great colors).
55 degrees and below—> GLOVES. Cold fingers= I am angry at the world. Anytime it is below 30 degrees I have some hand warmers stuffed in them too. These mittens (mittens > gloves IMO) are the ones that I use the most.
If it is snowing or raining and under 30 degrees then I like to wear a hat and then a headband on over the hat so my ears are warm and I’m also keeping water off of my feet! There were also many mornings this last winter where I wore one of these buffs.
Training for an ultra in the dead of winter… not sure I’m going to miss that this year hahah;)
I’d love to hear what types of clothing pieces you choose for different temperatures! Anyone else still in shorts in the high 20s sometimes haha?
Any tips or tricks that you use to keep your fingers warm… I’m always looking for more ideas on this!
How do you motivate yourself during the cold months to get out the door and run?
What’s your run today?
-We’ve got some speed… hopefully my lungs don’t freeze!