Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Geared Up

I finally got in a run, and not a moment too soon, sinc eaccording to the news, we are going to be completely taken over by ice any second now. It felt great to be out running, though when I was finished, my knee hurt again despite having a week off. Looks like I am going to have to break down and make a doctor's appointment.

I also discovered that going running in cold weather requires a lot more gear. For my three mile run, here's what I wore:

1. Hair in pigtails, as a ponytail would not fit under my
2. Hat
3. Sports bra ('cause I'm not Katie Holmes)
4. Long sleeved non-cotton t-shirt
5. Sweatshirt (with mud stains from Living History Farms)
6. Red windbreaker
7. Reflective vest (dorky but safe)
8. Long underwear in non-cotton fabric
9. Fleece pants
10. Socks
11. Shoes
12. iPod

A lot more effort than in the summer, but on the plus side, I got to look at Christmas lights! And, um, participated in the 8 on the 8th 3 Mile Fun Run, held on the 10th, with a time of 26:57. Also, people of Rock Island, Illinois: Shovel your sidewalks.

6 comments:

newsjunkie said...

Yay for running and Christmas lights!

Boo for sore knee and unshoveled sidewalks!

Non-Runner Nancy said...

Uh, few of us are (Katie Holmes). As Kate says, I need the over the shoulder bolder holder. :D

Glad you got to the Fun Run!!

bill carter said...

I've got to admit that the unshoveled sidewalks are a pain in the you know what. Since I have become a runner, I am much more careful to make sure mine is shoveled and salted.

Ovens2Betsy said...

Oh bummer! I had heard about the "8 on the 8th" fun run but forgot to register. Glad to hear you had good time!

amy@runnerslounge.com said...

Hope your knee just needs rest and nothing more. I love your list of clothes. I almost took a picture of me on Sat for the 8 mile run - but even I was embarrassed at the weird outfit I had dreamt up. Stay same - hope running this weekend is better.

Adam said...

Just wanted to say hey to another coffee/running blogger. I'll definitely be visiting more often becuase I loved your posts. Very funny.