Monday, December 31, 2012

Snow Snow Snow!

This morning I woke up and was like oh man it is snowing I wanted to run outside today and try all my new cold weather gear I got for Christmas. But my throat is a little sore and it's super wet I don't know, so I sat on the couch for 30 minutes or so and watched the travel channel. (hot girls in bikinis on the beach will do the trick every time) So I decided to gargle some salt water, take a cough drop, put on my new cold weather clothes, and hit the pavement!
This is the first time I have ever run in the snow or really temperatures below 40 degrees. (Yes I promise I live in Ohio and Missouri I am just a big baby) Snow is brutal it doesn't matter which direction you are running it is always pelting you in the face! Has anyone else noticed that or is it just me? I chose to run the trail because I knew the roads would be a mess and I didn't want to be another thing drivers had to keep an eye on.  I covered 4 miles today in the snow and only sacrificed one clove to being a kleenex. (Your nose never stops running when it's 34 degrees outside)I had a blast!

Ok onto these new running clothes...I asked and I received! And let me tell you i am so thankful! 
My grandpartents bought me this amazing pair of underarmor running tights! They are brilliant!!!!! They stay in place at the waist, have a cool zipper pocket in the waist band on the back, and are long enough i can tuck them under my heel inside my shoe! Yes I believe that is because I am short but who cares my ankles stay warm and dry! I have not brave enough to wear them by themselves just yet so I wore a pair of champion running shorts over top of them. The other great thing I got came from my dad. It is a champion fleece have zip. It is awesome! It zips up around my head so with my headband on my ears stay nice and warm, with also have the wicking technology to keep your skin dry, and my favorite part it has thumb holes! (Yes i know it's weird but I love them)

So there you have it my friends that is how I stayed warm as a sun tanner on a beach today on my 4 mile run. I love Christmas! I hope everyone has a happy and safe new years eve!



  1. I am in LOVE with that fleece jacket!! also, I have the absolutely hardest time finding ANY type of running rights that are flattering or that feel good..(this is why I live in tempo shorts). I'm gonna check out under armour and see!
    Happy New Year!!

    1. The jacket came from Target you can find it online! I love it. I also wont wear the tights alone so I wore champions version of the tempo shorts and it was perfect!

      Happy New Year! I will be flying through the Toronto airport on Thursday night for like 8 mins then off to London!

  2. A good pair of running tights is crucial for successful outdoor runs. This is my first winter running outside too, so I had to get all new gear. I am glad I did though!