Oh Sunday, I really enjoyed my rest day. It was the perfect topping to a wonderful week. We spent the morning at church and the rest of the day being together before Josh had to be back to work this morning.
Throughout last week, I took a lot of notes while running outside in freezing temperatures and came up with these tips:
Tips to Winter Running
1. Dress in layers
My neighbor gave me the idea to wear a tank top under my clothes and tuck it into my pants. It worked great! On top of that I wore a long sleeve shirt and then a running jacket.
I bought fleece lined running pants at TJ Maxx for $17 and they keep me very warm. I also wear the Nike running tights that keep me nice and toasty, and I love how stretchy and moveable they are. They come up high(picture above) and so I never have to worry about exposed skin getting cold.
3. Keep your head warm
Heat escapes through your head, so wear a hat or a head band. A hat makes me too hot, but I love wearing a head band to keep my ears from freezing off. You can find great ones at TJ Maxx, Nike, Lululemon, or for $1.50 at Walmart where I got this beauty=)
4. Wear Gloves or hand coverings
There’s all kinds of gloves you can wear. I’m not a huge fan of gloves because I don’t feel like my fingers stay very warm. You can easily buy any kind (cheap or expensive) and use hand warmers. These are the gloves I use when I do run. I think I got them at target awhile ago to keep in my car.
If you don’t want to buy hand warmers constantly, I try and buy jackets with hand coverings. My hands stay so warm in them and when they get hot enough I can just take them out. I don’t have to hold on to my gloves. Below are 2 different jackets(both are Nike) that I have with hand coverings. They even have little thumb holes so I can hold my phone or water, etc.
If it’s extremely cold or a blizzard outside and it hurts to breathe the cold air, use a bandana and wrap it around your nose and mouth. There’s also really cheap face masks on Amazon for less than $2! Some days UT air is really gross, it’s called smog. I would use a bandana on those days.
6. Take a hot shower post freezing run =)
I hope everyone is having a happy Monday!
What would you add to the list?