Did I mention that the current reading on the weather channel website says that it's -4 degrees with a windchill of -20? Brrr!
I did at least try to talk her out of going outside. I said, "Wouldn't you rather go over to the YMCA and go on the treadmill since it's just for 30 minutes?" But, she didn't bite on it.
In this type of weather, you need to bundle up. And, if you do it right, it's really tolerable to run outside in this. I'm not saying that it feels like a spring day, but it's not bad.
Here's what I wore for the run:
On the lower body:
1 pair of long socks
1 tight running pants
1 wind pants (over top)
On the upper body (from inside-out):
-Short sleeve t-shirt
-Long sleeve t-shirt
-Thick Steelers hoody (GO STILLERS!)
-Lined wind breaker
On the head:
-Fleece-lined winter hat from Powerbar (thanks Beth!)
-Hood from Steelers hoody
-Fuzzy head band that normally goes over ears, but I used as a cover for my mouth and nose.
On the hands:
-My big, thick snow shoveling gloves
This reminds me of a day over Christmas break back at Penn State right when Beth and I were first dating. She wanted to meet for a run at good old Lynch Field in Greensburg. Like any new boyfriend I couldn't turn down an opportunity to go running, but I was a little hesitant since it was only in the single digits and the wind chill was around zero. It turned out to be a nice (yet cold) run and the rest is history as they say.
Stay warm out there!