We are currently in the midst of Polar Vortex 2.0. But that didn't stop me from running a half-marathon in subzero wind-chills on Saturday!
Someone once said that there's no such thing as bad weather, only bad gear. This is the good gear that gets me out the door for my workouts in these chilly temperatures. (I'm wearing it all in the above picture.)
New Balance Windblocker
I did a TON of research to find the perfect winter running jacket. I chose this one
in the end, and I couldn't be happier with it. I love the colorful trim
and deep pockets. There are mitts built into the sleeves to keep my
hands warm, even if I don't wear gloves. I love that it covers my butt
without being too long. I love that it reflects light in several places, so I'm safe at night. But the most important thing is that it blocks
wind like a boss. I ran straight into 20+ MPH winds for 8 miles, and I
was toasty with just one layer underneath.
Normally, I hate Lululemon. Their stuff never fits me, and I really dislike their corporate culture. But this hat is the bomb dot com. I love the ponytail hole. I love the purple color. I love that it's long enough to cover my ears. Unfortunately, I can't find it online. Sorry!
The North Face gloves
I often run with my phone in the winter, so I love these gloves because I don't have to take them off to change to the next song or pause my Nike+ app.
This is my newest piece of gear, and I can't believe I've been running without it. This simple piece of fleece covers my neck, mouth, nose, and even my ears when it's cold. I love that I can cover up when I need to and push it down when I get too hot.
The only thing I'm not wearing in the picture above is my LED armband. This is essential for staying safe during those dark, after-work runs.
Do you stick to the treadmill in the winter? If not, what's your favorite piece of gear?