You know that it is officially Christmas when the radio stations start to play Christmas carols exclusively. Even the weather has finally come around and it is cooolllllddd! Our highs were in the 50s this whole weekend and it has been freezing (literally) at night. One of the many good things about this weather is that I don’t even have to set an alarm in the morning because there is no rush to beat the heat. After laying under the warm covers for a long time, we finally laced up the sneakers and braved the frigid morning air. You think I am overreacting about our 30degree temps? Wait til you see this next picture of our ‘white’ Christmas:
Gimme a break, frosty grass is a big deal for this Florida girl.
This was also the first time of the season that I was able to bust out my running pants. Normally when I wear these things I over heat about 1 mile into my run. That did not happen this run. Not even close. I also kept my gloves on the whole time too. Brrrr.
Because we are Florida wusses and can’t handle the cold, we wanted to delay our run as long as possible. This gave us a great reason drive to the far away trail of the Tannebaum 6k that we ran last weekend. I am so happy we did because it was gorgeous.
This trail really is great. It is smooth, well maintained, and a good amount of incline (as Florida elevation goes). Depending on where you park/start running, one loop equals about 2 miles. We took it slow with two laps at a 9:29 pace for a total of 4miles. The weather really could not have been better.
After a quick stretch session by the car, we headed to Costco for some last minute items for our Christmas weekend feasts. I was expecting to be greeted with crowded chaos, but it was the opposite. There was hardly anyone there. It felt like the twilight zone but we didn’t complain because less people=more samples for us.
What do you wear when running in the cold?
Do you have different shoes for trails, road, track, etc?
I left my favorite trail running shoes in Baltimore