I have this LOVE/HATE relationship with running, it is SO FLIPPING hard to get my big booty out the door but once I do and after I finish I FEEL SO GOOD. During the summer it’s definitely a lot easier for me to do long outdoor runs, but during winter I hate just running on treadmills- so I started gearing up and BRAVING the cold and I’m not gunna lie…I kinda like it.
Tips For Running In The Cold:
One: GEAR UP
I run with earmuffs, a down sweater from Lulu, and little gloves. I took this outfit with me to Bend, Oregon over the holidays (where these photos were taken so there was ACTUALLY snow on the ground) and I was able to comfortably run 6 miles in the weather!!
Specifically, think about what get’s the cold on YOU- for me it’s my ears and my hands, making earmuffs and gloves a must. Where my legs typically are a tad easier to warm up so I can do a normal legging!
Two: Use Your Nike Run App
Sometimes running in the cold can feel a little harder, or longer in my mind than running in warmer temperatures. So if you have something TRACKING you can keep yourself accountable and be sure to run your normal distances and speeds. No joke, if I didn’t have my Nike app telling me what’s up I would prob run around the block and say I ran a mile, haha.
Three: Watch out for slippery areas
I am so flipping clumsy so this could just be me- but like I am always slipping on ice even if I am not running! So I am always sure to be checking for any icy snow…ain’t nobody got time for a bruised bum.
Four: Make a GOOD playlist
I mean typically this is my NUMBER one rule but like…if I don’t have a good playlist I will turn right around and start watching Netflix. My current obsession to run around town to is Ed Sheeran’s new music, “Castle on a hill” and “Shape of You”
Five: Make People Run With You
haha seriously though I am like so annoying and always begging people to workout with me- HAVING a BUDDY is the best way to run faster and longer and to actually get your BOOTY OFF THE COUCH on a snow day.
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Darlings, I am in Portland now and guess what it’s this SNOWY here right now and it is gorgeous and I am totally going to make Zack run with me haha. Follow along on our Portland trip on my snapchat, (DESIREFALK) and maybe you will get to see me making Zack run around the waterfront haha. I hope you liked this post and NEVER let the WEATHER slow you down!!