The U.S. is gripped by a cold Arctic blast and we have actual temps in the single digits and real-feels going negative F today.
I made the mistake of overdressing for my run. My wife suggested I count the items that I wore: 13. This doesn’t come close to her record of 26 but was too much for this temperature.
shorts and a cold weather compression top.
Cold weather leggings plus normal leggings on top.
Ski underwear long sleeve top.
Mauna Kea Hoodie (Mmmm, comfy warm)
Ski socks (up to knees)
Ski Gloves (too much; should have used winter running gloves)
Plus tech: phone in bag, red flashie light on hat and white knuckle light on glove.
I only went three miles but felt my eyelashes starting to freeze up. Weird. By the time I got home I was a sweaty mess as that was just too many layers. I think I could have gone with a lighter weight outer layer rather than the hoodie.
Time was slow due to faffing around with setting up phone and getting gloves on/off, and avoiding ice patches all over the place.
A message to those people that have automatic lawn sprinkler/watering systems: turn them off when there’s snow on your garden and the temps are below zero! They just create layers of ice across the snow and pathways. And it is a waste of water.
Now to get showered and ready for the day. I hope you all have a good one and can stay warm.