December 18th, 2009

IMG_0508 2.JPGWow. That was cold! According to my weather widget, it was 0ºC outside when I started this evening’s run. And I can definitely believe it.

I added gloves and a hat to my usual outfit on the way out. And it wasn’t too bad once I’d warmed up. And at least it wasn’t raining. But I’m going to have to get some jogging bottoms, or leggings‐y things (the latter, I would wear under my shorts, not wishing to inflict on anyone the sight of my arse in something that’s effectively a pair of tights.)

I’m heading into town tomorrow, so maybe I’ll see what TK Maxx have. As I’ve observed before, actual running shops are useless for this sort of thing, as they assume runners are all fit and shapely. So if a running shop stocked anything that would fit at the waist, the legs would be about a metre too long for me…

Anyway. I did another nice, simple 5K today, and it was better than last time, back to my usual pace, and the only problem I had apart from the wind‐chill was the occasional patch of ice to avoid. Luckily the pavement was never more than half‐covered over, so there was plenty of room to run around the frozen puddles.

Not sure what I’m going to do, next week — it will be Christmas, after all! — but assuming I do get out, I think I’ll try making one of my runs a twice‐around‐the‐harbourside affair. I’m getting a bit bored with the Portway, especially in the dark…

Today’s picture is one of the cute mini mince pies a colleague at work brought in for us all 🙂

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  1. filippos
    December 18th, 2009 at 22:56 | #1

    When it’s really cold it helps, believe it or not, to put a thin smear of Vaseline on ears and nose — certainly on the ears as it prevents sweat turning to ice when it runs from under headgear. In any weather a similar smear above the eyebrows helps to divert salty sweat running into the eyes.

    Καλά Χριστούγεννα.

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