Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Adventures in Inclement Weather

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.

9 comments:

Roisin said...

I haven't really layered-up either. Usually wearing a hat and gloves keeps me warm enough so I don't need to wear a jacket.

Tonight the temps are supposed to drop into the teens, so It might be time for my fancy Nike jacket.

Mike Antonucci said...

I don't mean to be the Vocabulary Police, but the word you're looking for is "inclement."

Viper said...

Well, poop! Cuff me and take me away. Thanks.

Jess said...

So, this isn't the time to mention how it's 85 and sunny here in FL?

Virginia Dressler said...

wow, the Vipes in tights. Now that must be a sight!

Xenia said...

I can no longer mock you about delaying runs. It took me four days to finally run my six miler. Poopsicles.

Jess said...

I haven't layered up either. Mainly b/c I've been punking out and using the treadmill.

BrianFlash said...

12 freakin' degrees here this morning. This is seriously cutting into training as a 'fun' activity.

I need some more global warming...

X-Country2 said...

Men in tights. Got to love it!