A winters run!

Finally managed to get out for a run this morning in the SUNSHINE! It was a proper crisp winters morning – probably the first and last of this Christmas season!

The sunshine made it so much easier to get out the door this morning. Just the fact that it felt bright – like actual daylight – rather than the muted daylight we have been having where it’s just been overcast and rainy all day.

I must admit, i’m still not sure how to dress for these winter runs. The temperature certainly wasn’t as cold as it can be at this time of year today but it was pretty crisp. I layered up with a base vest, then my long sleeved wine and dine tech t-shirt and then my water resistant jacket (as it had been showering on and off), I was rather chilly when I left the house but I overheated fairly quickly once we started to run and ended up taking off the jacket. It also feels like i’m having to drag more around at the moment, due in part to all the layers. Perhaps the stuff I have is too heavy and I should get some more lightweight stuff, but it’s probably more likely that i’ve put on a couple of pounds in the last few weeks from all the mince pies, chocolates, twiglets ‘pre-christmas treats’ and i’m starting to feel it.

We are hoping to run again tomorrow, and then do 4 miles at the weekend. I’ll be happy if we can keep going over this Christmas period and actually get them done, and i’m sure i’ll feel better for it, as it means i’ll be able to consume more mince pies – guilt free!

Are you planning on keeping up with your running during Christmas, or are you going to enjoy a well deserved break? let us know in the comments, and Merry Christmas! 


3 thoughts on “A winters run!

  1. A good rule of thumb regarding running attire is to dress as if it’s 5 degrees warmer than it actually is. At the moment, a long sleeve tech top should be all you’ll need and a t-shirt is perfectly fine for any runs that get you working hard.

    I read somewhere that on average, we consume around 6,000 calories on Christmas Day so you can bet I’ll be trying to offset some of that with some running! Have a good one!

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  2. Good work on getting out for a run! And the better news is that we have just passed the shortest day of the year…we’ll be getting lighter everyday


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