It’s been in the single-digits for the past week or so, which has made getting up to run super easy.
Even if (when) you peel yourself out of bed and head out the door, there’s the battle of layers: wear too few and you feel like you’re going into cardiac arrest the entire time; wear too many and you sweat, making you wet, which makes you cold, which puts you back at square one.
Finding the right balance is an art, my friends.
Thus, I present to you, Efo’s List of Layers: aka, How To Stay Warm when it’s frickin’ freezing out.
First off, I start with wearing tights that are entirely too short. That way, my ankles freeze within two seconds of exposure!
Then, I make sure to wear three super tight long sleeve shirts that are really good at cutting off the circulation to my upper body. Wearing various sized layers, like jackets, creates insulation, which come on, we all know that doesn’t do anything.
Third, I like to wear the thinnest running socks I own, because toes are expendable. Lose one to frostbite? No problem! You’ve got 9 more.
Lastly, I cover my hands with socks, so that when I inevitably wipe out on a slippery sidewalk, I can’t grab on to anything to break my fall.
But in all seriousness? How do I stay warm while running in the cold? I don’t. I’m literally always cold. The faster I run, the faster I’m done and back in a hot shower.
If you have any fabulous cold weather gear recommendations, leave ’em in the comments below!