Bravin’ the weather

I finally ran outside this morning.

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We got a dusting of snow overnight, so I was a little anxious about my footing. I think it’s going to take a season if running in the snow to really get used to it.
I was excited to wear my newest piece of running gear, my Under Armor tights.

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Last time I ran outside, my poor legs were still cold in the shower after (boy is that a weird feeling–warm water on cold legs!),so I announced to Andrew that maybe some thicker running pants were in order. You know, since we live in Buffalo now.

Look! New laces!

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These trail runners came with long, thin, round laces and they didn’t stay tied very well, so I used this as an opportunity to brighten them up. LOVE the result!

And man am I glad I had I had those shoes! For about half my run I was on snow-covered sidewalk, which felt a little like running in sand, so I was thankful for a little traction. I can’t imagine running in my regular shoes…I would have been sliding all over the place! That, and the slush would all but destroy them in a few short runs, so I’m really happy I ended up with these.

Verdict on the tights: my legs were definitely a bit warmer, during and after the run, but it also wasn’t completely frigid outside. I think a colder morning will have to determine their “cold gear” abilities, but I’m happy for an additional pair regardless.

Happy winter running, all!

2 thoughts on “Bravin’ the weather

  1. You might try some LL Bean silk long underwear under your pants. When my brother ( lives in Maine) does cross country skiing he wears the silks from Beans. They REALLY do keep you warm. He wears the long sleeved undershirts all winter. ❤

    1. I actually HAVE LLBean long underwear, but my running tights are too tight for anything to go under them. I actually ended up getting a “cold gear” pair from Under Armor, and they seemed to keep me a little warmer.

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