We have been having some cold but dry weather around here and I am really craving some snowy runs.
I went out running with the kids today on dry tails, which was also nice.
Most of the day we were running errands and preparing for Christmas week, I can’t believe it’s so close! I have not even started wrapping presents….we are in trouble!
We have been having lots of fun with our elves and will miss them when they are gone.
While we haven’t gotten much snow yet, hopefully we will get much more this winter. I am so looking forward to peaceful snowy runs.
I don’t know if it is like this where you live but here in Colorado the temperature matters way less than the weather. If it’s sunny and in the 20s, you can run with just a t-shirt if you want, but when it was actively snowing and a bit windy I needed many more layers. I could run down to 0 F if it was sunny but I have found that if it’s snowy or windy that 16 F is my limit.
Here is what I like to wear to keep things comfortable when it’s snowing:
Gloves are of course an important layer, I have THESE but I am not picky and my hands are usually fine.
When running in the snow I recommend wearing trail running shoes even if you are running on the roads/side walks. The extra traction comes in handy. I actually try to run on trails or paths when it’s snow because I feel like it is less likely to be icy and more forgiving if I were to slip. I have tried Yak-tracks and sheet metal screws as well, but trail shoes are my favorite for snow. If it’s too icy I just like to hit the treadmill.
I love my Hoka Challengers.
Wool socks are a must! These keep my feet warm and do okay if they get damp from the snow.
I love to wear a hat with a bill to keep the snow out of my face and eyes and then put a fleece headband over to keep my ears warm. I have had my headband since college! I like this hat and just got this headband.
I have THIS neck/face warmer and can breath easily while staying warm *works great for skiing too.
A good jacket is key to feeling good on the run. If it’s not too windy or snowing hard I like my fleece jacket. It breathes well while keeping me warm. If it’s windy, raining or snowing hard I like this down jacket.
This quarter zip is a great base layer *runs small.
Lastly a fleece lined pair of leggings are key. I really like this pair, but if you are looking to save money I have gotten some from Costco for less than $20