So I have yet to figure out a solution to my winter running problem. I get SOOOO cold when running outside in the winter. Last year, the month leading up to the Disney Marathon, I took my running inside to the treadmill and did my 18 and 20 miler on the treadmill. This was not a good thing as my feet got used to the treadmill and the pounding on my feet was not fun at the marathon. Not to mention, who wants to spend a Saturday morning at the gym for 4 hours as you run 11 minute miles for 20 miles. So this year, I am vowing to run outside as much as humanly possible. I will be more prepared for Disney this year than anyone at that starting line.
So today I went shopping and bought some wool socks. Normally I wear Balega socks which are really great, but my feet were cold yesterday on my 35 degree run. So I am hoping tomorrow will be a better run. I also bought some hand warmers for my mittens. I tried out my new winter running skirt from Skirtsports and love how the tights look and the extra layer of skirt keeps my butt a little bit warmer. $85 later at the Twin Cities Expo and I have a nice running jacket. So now all I am missing is something to keep my nose warm. I asked my husband how many honks do you think I will get if I am out wearing this. I hate people sitting in their warm car who think they are funny honking at runners to mock us. You stop me for directions, and I help you even though I am busy, please don't make fun of my face mask that will allow me to run outside for 3 hours while you go through another drive through restaurant. Any other advice for things to keep me warm is greatly apprectiated. I am telling you, I am desperate, I am a very cold person.