As you can tell, Andrew’s wish didn’t come true but I think the kids were pretty happy about that because they wanted us with them for Halloween partying and not at the hospital.
Saturday morning started off with 4 miles @ 9:31 pace with a total of 24 miles for the week. Right after my run I went over to Great Harvest to pick up some things for dinner along with some bread and butter to eat on the way home.
Everybody was up and in their costumes first thing in the morning.
For dinner we had my parents and my sister’s family over for bread bowls, witches fingers (both from Great Harvest), this heavenly soup and some mummies.
We were able to do some trick or treating to family and close friends’ houses along with people that had set-ups like below… These people sent out the candy on little clothes pins, it was awesome.
Fast forward to Sunday and after church we went on a walk.
These two prefer to go up ahead of us and talk about all of the happenings at their elementary school… they are already getting too cool for us.
And for dinner we went over to my sister’s house to celebrate my nephew’s birthday. EIGHTEEN YEARS OLD.
This portion of the post is mostly from a year ago but I updated all of the links and added new ones that I have found and love… I hope it helps anybody wondering how to dress during the colder months for a run!
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 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.
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 (my FAVORITE ONE or this one or this one). 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. PS these are my favorite speed shorts.
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. 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 that I love) and a jacket (like this one or this one… I’ve used Brooks jackets for as long as I can remember because they are just so high quality and keep me quite warm). Fleece tights—> these ones and these ones. Old Navy usually has awesome fleece lined leggings but I can’t find any online right now. I’ll even add in a vest under my coat if I really want to feel toasty.
PS the tights in the below picture are seriously the best and I’ve worn them from 20 degrees-45 degrees. They are perfect for running and so cheap from Amazon HERE (plus a million great colors). Vest below is HERE!
50 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 and these gloves are what I use the most!
Oh and I will always be arm warmers biggest fans (these are my favorites)… I use these for days where it might start out cold and get warmer along the way. They keep my arms warm and I can take them off easily along the way.
My favorite running socks for really cold mornings are these ones! I also love the Cascadia for trail shoes that are waterproof for the winter:). If there is fresh snow on the ground then I will wear a pair of trail shoes even if I am running on the roads because they offer a lot more traction.
If it is snowing or raining really hard 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 face!
There were also many mornings this last winter where I wore one of these buffs.
This fleece hat that covers my ears is perfect for the days that it is sunny or it is a light rain/snow during the run and it keeps my ears and entire head so warm. I really love it.
I hope these help you to keep running throughout the winter because…
Tell me about some of the things you wear for different temperatures!? Would you rather underdress or overdress for your runs? Or do you tend to dress right for the temperatures?
Who prefers winter running over summer running? Tell me why!
Tell me about the best part of your weekend!
Who has a November birthday? Tell me the day just in case this little one has the same birthday! Anybody have a race this month?