With winter just around the corner, it's time to prepare and stock up on gear in order to hit the streets running prepared. If you are anything like me, you avoid the treadmill at all costs and instead prefer to brave the brisk winter elements (you can read my ode to the treadmill here) and pile on the layers. Here in the 'windy city' things can get a bit nasty, especially along the lakefront, from December until about March. While most runners hybernate durning these months, I tend to be that one crazy runner that hits up the lakefront path regardless of the conditions.
This season I'm sticking to my hardcore running commitment and plan to continue to be the lone runner on the lakefront during those cold days. But this year I'm hoping that Santa will add some new gear to my running closet that leaves me feeling snuggled up and cozy on those harsh winter days.
So Santa...here's my letter to you:
I've tried to be on my best behavior this year in hopes that you will keep me off the 'naughty' list. While I know that I've had my moments of ugliness, I hope that you still find me to be worthy of the 'nice' list. Because I know that you are a busy man and may be at a loss as to what to leave under the tree for me this year, I have compiled a short listing complete with links as to what I have my eye on this season.
Send the Mrs. Claus, the elves, and reindeer my love. We will have plenty of milk, cookies, and carrots for you all upon your arrival.
This top is made of magical fibers that create heat when wet and will be perfect for those snowy days.
My big ears get awfully cold, and considering that my dog just chewed a large hole in my favorite running hat...I could use a new one. This one is rather fancy and has a cute little hole for the ponytail.
This hat would do as well.
A girl can get crabby on a perfectly decent run when her fingers get cold, these gloves would be just the cure for that.
My meaty legs get cold and these thermal tights will keep that in check.
I think I want these just with the hopes that I would look as great as the model.
Aren't the sleeves cute?
Looking forward to your arrival Santa.