Anyway, I decided to step it up for yesterday's run. Instead of running through my dinky neighborhood, I drove to a more hilly area to do an "easy 7" (ha! 'easy'?!). But once I got there, I was a little hesitant to actually get out of the car. Now, I'm not going to say it was cold, but it was chilly. In anticipation of this arctic chill, I dug out an 'under armor' top from the bottom of my drawer before I left (I bought this handy piece of cold weather running gear last year). I had to cut the tags off because as I mentioned before, the winter is what killed my running last year, so I never tried it out.
The verdict? It did keep me warm and dry, and even when it warmed up a bit toward the end I still wasn't too hot. So what do you know? Those magic sweat wicking shirts actually do work! I finished 7.54 miles in 1h20m.
This morning I went for another 3.5 run, but felt like I was going at a snail's pace (because I'm suuuuch a fast runner otherwise). Guess I did too much partying on those hills yesterday cause my legs were tired!
When I got home I turned the TV on while I stretched, listening to the weather man say obscenities like "winter storm" and "cold, dry air." Yup... it's that time of the year, and it's only going to get