It was 18 degrees F for my morning run today. Last year I said I wasn’t going to run below 20 anymore, but then I got new running gear for Christmas. The most important was some compression shorts to protect my nether regions, but with the combination of everything, I was toasty warm – even had to worry about being a bit too warm and sweating too much toward the end. I’m pretty sure I could run down to 10 with this gear now. Paula even got me YakTrax, so I’m looking forward to the next slippery sidewalk day.
Sometimes gear really does make the difference. If there’s something you really want to do but think you can’t – is it because you are lacking some essential gear? Does that gear exist? Can you afford it? Seem like important questions to me.