Monday, I bailed on my fearful night run because the temperature dropped into the shorts of a well digger. Last night, sleet splattered my windshield just an hour after my rescheduled six-miler. This morning, the temperature was 50 degrees and rainy. There is a high wind warning in effect. By this evening, the temperature is supposed to drop into the 20s. Just another week in Northeast Ohio weather.
I could follow the pattern I already set this week by delaying tonight's planned outing by a day, but tomorrow is supposed to be even worse weather-wise. At this time of year, you have to be flexible and pick your poison. My choices are 32 degrees with wind and snow tonight or 19 degrees and snow tomorrow night.
I have yet to really bundle up on a run. The Enthusiast recently bought me a pair of Champion C9 tights from Target, and these have kept me plenty warm so far. Most runs have required only a hat, my $3 cotton mechanics' gloves, long-sleeve tech shirt, my fancy ultra lightweight windbreaker, sometimes my vest, the tights and a pair shorts to break the wind around my nether regions. However, I fear that additional layers will soon be necessary.
And to think, it's not even winter yet.