How Far I've Come
|Today I would call this "overdressing"|
I wore my wind pants, warmest shirt, vest, hat, and gloves and went out for a run. The weather was rather nasty; snow spitting and accumulating a little. The funny thing was I was so proud of myself for running in that weather that I took a picture after the run.
A few years later (and after a full winter of training outside), here are my thoughts. First, I'm embarrassed at how warmly I dressed for this run. I would never wear those wind pants anymore for a run; they're way too hot. Likewise for the shirt and the vest; that particular shirt is only good for extremely cold temperatures. I would wear it if the temperature was under 20* and windy.
Today I would definitely run in that weather without a doubt. And if the weather was too bad, I would just not worry about it; it was only four miles, after all. I can't believe that a four miler gave me any pause whatsoever; it's less than any workout I'm even willing to suit up for!