Got up this morning and ran outside like it was Christmas morning! Only instead of Santa bringing presents it was wind bringing cold!! 63 degrees but with a “feels like 61!” That is straight up cold for around here! My kids got dressed this morning accordingly in winter beanies, long sleeves, wool jackets, and long pants. If they had snow boots they would have thrown those on too. Gotta love the perspective of Florida kids. 🙂 (They also asked if it might snow today… am I a bad parent for saying “MAYBE!!!“ ??)
And they dress how I dress for my runs in this weather. Run experts say “dress for 10 degrees warmer”, but I dress for 10 degrees colder when these cooler days come up. It’s an elaborate running role playing where I pretend I live somewhere cold with snow and apple cider and pumpkin spice and a fireplace and where everywhere you go smells of cinnamon! Yes, the tourists ruin my fantasy by biking past me in swimsuits, smelling of sunblock, but to ME it’s a winter wonderland!
I looked at the forecast and it’s going to shoot back up to mid 80’s with lows of high 60’s (read: 70’s) but I’m still hopeful that they’re wrong! You just never know when these cold days are going to land at your door! Aren’t they saying it’s supposed to be a really cold winter everywhere this year? That would apply to us too, right?!
Hope everyone is having a fun first day of Thanksgiving week!! Hope you all get some great runs in this week along with all the food and festivities!
What is the temperature like where you live? Have you had to break out all your cold weather gear yet?