|Right! need more sequins...|
SO, this includes:
1 pair of compression socks
1 pair of soccer knee high socks
1 pair of thermal running tights
1 pair of cropped sweat pants
1 drifit tank top
2 drifit long sleeve shirts
1 Super thick hoodie
2 pairs of cotton gloves
1 plaid scarf
1 head band (wide enough to cover ears)
1 drifit knit hat.
Oh, and shoes. I wore my shoes.
I'm not gonna lie, i might have over done it a little bit, but to be perfectly honest, i took off one pair of gloves a couple miles into the run, and while i felt heavy from all the clothes, i never felt uncomfortably warm. I definitely was teased by my group though, mostly because i looked so comical, dressed up like the kid from a christmas story.
|laugh all you want, but at least i'm not cold...|
I have no idea what the actual temp was throughout the run, but the "feels like" temp right now is about 8 degrees. I might have looked like a super nerd, but i FEEL like a total badass. It makes me think that if i can run in THAT, I can do just about anything.
Throughout the course of the run, my main concern was falling on my ass. The path was surprisingly maintained, but there were still a lot of slick spots. I was running with a very short, bouncy stride to try and avoid face-planting (it looked like i was playing the "don't step on the lava" game with myself.) I also got quite the core workout trying to keep myself balanced on all that ice and snow! We had a water station set up at mile 3/5 (man, what an awesome volunteer to stand out there!!!) and the cups of water had actually all froze over, so we had to break through the ice layer to get any water! Kind of a funny reminder that it was freaking cold out!
***despite the fact that it was cold enough for me to wear every article of clothing i own, there was a man who ran by wearing a t-shirt and short shorts. SERIOUSLY??? I couldn't see very well through the scarf covering my face, but i think he was laughing at me. show off.
I survived, and it wasn't nearly as bad as i imagined it being! Now i am enjoying a hot cup of coffee (with a nip of whiskey in it, per princess kelsey's recommendation) and watching the live blogging of the marathon trials in houston! Go Ryan! Go Shalane! Go Kara! Go Meb! Move your booties folks, because i am a nut for the summer olympics!!
|OH. now i get why people were laughing at me.....|