The wind chill this morning was 9 (at 4 am). Yep, that’s a single digit. It was actually 22 degrees but there was a pretty strong wind from the north. Crazy cold weather for this area. I actually really enjoy it. I probably wouldn’t if it was the norm.
I was well prepared for my planned 5 miles. I wore the following-
– Two pair of tights. I have the cheap thinner ones from Academy. I think the are the BCG brand. They work well here since it rarely gets really cold. And when it does, like today, I double them up.
– Three shirts, BCG wicking base layer, Old Navy wicking long sleeved top, short sleeved tech shirt. (Plus my refelctive vest provided another layer)
– My husband’s long wicking Redhead brand hunting socks. I’ve pretty much stolen these from him for running. They are knee high, warm, wicking and super comfortable. Does this make me a dork?
– Gloves and a fleece headband. Usually I lose the gloves and headband after I warm up the first couple of miles. Not so much today.
I so wish I had taken a picture of myself.
I was pretty comfortable the entire time. I was neither cold nor too hot . My face got pretty cold when was running into the wind but it was bearable. Good thing because we’ve got 4 more days of these temps coming up and I’m scheduled to run 3 of them.
An update on our snow forecast. We’re up to a 60% chance for “wintery mix” and possible 1-3 inches of snow. If it does you can bet I’ll find a way to get out there and run in it! I’ll be sure to get pictures if I do.