I started my day with a 5 a.m. alarm. I was determined to run this morning or maybe I just wanted to use my new Christmas gifts! The temperature ranged from 2º to a moderate 7º so I was able to really put the gear to a good test.
My shoes are Brooks Ravenna 6. I have two pairs in different colors and I switch them out. Love them.
My running tights are Sugoi. Pros: They are lined with a light layer of very soft fleece; super comfortable; the ankles have a good gripping elastic. Cons: Although they say they have ‘wind panels’ my thighs still got cold. (But remember I didn’t wear any layers underneath and it was single digits)
My base layer shirt was a Smartwool Shirt. Pros: Super soft, super warm. No Cons.
My new Christmas Jacket (compliments of Patient Husband) is a North Face Isotherm Jacket. Pro: Very lightweight (so I was very surprised how warm it was), the interior of the collar is very soft on my neck; Lots of reflective stripes (thats why I included the shot I took with a flash). Cons: None, so far.
And finally I wore gloves and a Balaclava. Another new piece of gear: Knucklelights! They are great flashlights that are on an elastic band. You don’t have to grip them and they are bright!
I have to admit as I ran in the dark and the very cold, I felt pretty badass!
Lets not forget food on this cold day. Chicken Chili and cornbread. And for dessert my son made No-bake cookies. Completely addicting.