It seems that the cold weather has hit many parts of the country even earlier than usual this year. I can handle it being cold December through February but anything before or after that bothers me. I think 2014 was cold for more than half of the year. Today I am thinking out loud about why I don’t like the cold weather.
1. It’s so much more complicated to figure out what to wear when I go running. I check the weather before I go out but I also need to take into account the wind. Usually I put my running clothes out the night before so sometimes I wake up and realize its colder than expected and then I need to go digging through my clothes to find extra layers.
2. I don’t like running tights. Even the most comfortable ones I have found (Brooks Infiniti Tights) I still don’t really like. I would much rather run in shorts every single day. I also don’t want to get frostbite, so I opt for tights when it gets below freezing.
3. The wind. Oh man, when that wind gust blows directly into your face on a cold run it is just painful.
4. I need to blow-dry my hair all the time. It’s just too cold to let it air dry, even when I’m not going anywhere and don’t care how it looks. When its hot out I am fine just tossing it up and it saves me so much time. Sometimes when I get out of the shower I am so cold that I need to immediately blow dry my hair to warm myself up.
5. Its too cold for smoothies. I still make them, because I am crazy. But after I drink it I end up shivering and need to put on like 5 layers and crawl under a blanket.
6. That drastic feeling between being freezing cold and super hot, after you put on sweaters and coats and go somewhere where the heat is blasting. I can’t figure out how to dress for work, so I’ve just been opting for layers.
7. I miss flip flops. Boots are cute, but I will always prefer my rainbows to anything else. Plus, wearing socks every day makes extra laundry.
8. When you wear gloves and then you can’t use your iPhone. If you take off your gloves, your fingers go numb. #firstworldproblems
9. All you want to do is lay in bed or on the couch under a blanket. I am so much less motivated to do anything when its cold out. Luckily I go running first thing in the morning before my brain figures out what I am doing.
10. When you want to wear shorts to the gym, and you need to decide if you will just suck it up and freeze while you run from your house to your car and into the gym,or wear sweatpants over your shorts, which usually isn’t the best look for most of us.
And finally, I shared this picture in this post, but I had to bring it back because it really sums up how I feel about running clothes in the cold:
Remember when I wrote this post about how summer running isn’t so bad? Yep, I definitely miss those hot and humid runs already!
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How do you feel about the cold weather?
Do you still run outside when it gets cold out? What is your limit?