Hope you all had a great weekend. Mine was perfectly relaxing, which was just how I wanted it to be!
On Saturday, I had a running “first”.
It’s a little crazy that I’ve lived in New England for the past 4 years and it was my first time to do this, but I actually got up the courage(?) to run in the snow.
It actually wasn’t my intention, but accuweather sort of blew it.
You see, when I woke up Saturday morning (side note: no alarm for the first time in weeks – felt AMAZING) I checked the hour-by-hour forecast on my phone.
I knew it was supposed to snow, but it appeared that from the hours of 10am-12pm I would be in the clear. Perfect! I took my time foam rolling beforehand and getting ready, only to discover it was coming down hard as I was about to walk out the door.
Instead of waiting it out, I decided to put on a few extra layers and just go for it.
Here’s what I ended up wearing…
- Nike Long-Sleeved Dri-Fit Turtleneck
- Columbia rain jacket
- Under Armour tights
- Nike Windbreaker Pants (mine are old, so I don’t think this is the exact type I have, but similar)
- Spi Belt (to hold keys and phone/headphones – see note below!)
- Waterproof gloves
<Side note: I really want a hat like this. Simplest idea, but so genius.>
So, how was it? Not bad at all! The snow actually made for very enjoyable scenery. :-)
The whole snow in my face thing was a little annoying at first, but I got over it pretty quickly.
I was actually pretty hot with all those layers about 2 miles in…but I think it was better than being all wet? I’m not sure.
From what the news has been telling us, I might have some time to experiment with my snow running attire this season (we had very little snow last year).
Note about spi belt:
First of all, let me just say how much I love my spi belt. I’ve had it for about 2 1/2 years and it is the BEST for carrying things on runs…phone, keys, money, energy gels…it really expands to fit a LOT and it doesn’t bounce around at all!!
Anyway, I pretty much never listen to music while running, except for on long runs. This is partly for entertainment, and partly because I feel safer having some mode of communication available when I’m out running for an extended period of time.
This was my first time I put my phone in the spi belt and then left a little opening for my headphones.
Why have I never done this before?! It was so much easier than holding my phone. I think I liked it better too because it was less tempting to constantly change the song ;-)