About three weeks ago, I entered a contest on Runner Dude’s blog and I won! Hooray! I scored a $25 gift card to RoadRunner Sports. I answered the question of what keeps me running during the cold. To not rub salt in the wounds of everyone who doesn’t live in Arizona, I picked a story of running near my dad’s house in Iowa:
My motivation.......Mostly, my motivation is driven by the saying "this will not kill me". No matter how cold it is, how deep the snow is (or WAS since I am now in Arizona!), it won't kill me. In fact, the faster I run the warmer I would become! If that isn't motivation I don't know what was. Side story... I remember visiting my dad in northern Iowa and going for a 15 mile run. Not only did my sport beans freeze rock solid IN MY POCKET, the water in my water belt froze completely solid without me knowing about it. The next day when I went for my recovery run, I made sure to tuck the water belt under my shirt.—Adam R
This week, I’ll be in Northwest Iowa running in weather that is supposed to be around 10 degrees. It won’t kill me – but I do think that I will need some sort of banana hammock to further protect my giblets. No one likes to freeze off the boys.
So, what to buy.... what to buy... I've always wanted to try some Roctane, so I'm going to pick up a 6 pack of that. It is a bit more expensive, but it has stuff in it that is supposed to make it better (horse steroids I think).
Plus, since I am going to be doing a bit more cold weather running (more on that later) I believe that I am going to pick up a pair of running gloves. I have sort of little girl hands and they get cold easily. I have eye on these Nike Lightweight Running Gloves. I'm still going back and forth between a lightweight and a heavier weight version. Look for a review on what I end up with shortly!