I was up pretty early this morning to teach spin…yes, I pretty much live at the gym now. But it kept me from sleeping in this morning so I got my run in along with core work. It’s a win win.
And I must say that hand warmers are a God send. Thanks to my coworker who bought me these for Christmas I was rockin and rollin.
It’s getting pretty nippy down in Texas…I actually love it. No snow as of yet…but it was 17 degrees this a.m. We’ll see if we can get a wintry mix.
Along with colder weather comes having some items to get you through those chilly runs. Here are some of my favorite essentials.
–Gloves…yes without a doubt these would be my number one must have. My hands are the first thing that freeze up. If you want some fancy ones I really enjoy Brooks running gloves and have even found them at cheaper stores like TJ Maxx and Marshalls.
–Thermal headbands…gotta keep those ears warm. If you know what’s good for ya you’ll get the warm fleece ones from Wal-Mart. They keep me nice and cozy. Here are some other good options.
–Layers, layers, layers. For me this is really key. Here are some tips for how to layer up according to what region you live in. And yeah…I wish I was wearing shorts and a tank top with temps in the 50s/60s right about now.
–Running tights…something breathable that will cover the entire leg…right now I’m a big fan of the Asics tights. I definitely wear these for any run under about 30 degrees but otherwise I’ll do capris or shorts. Check some of these out if you’re shopping for some.
What are some of your must have winter running essentials?