I have always had a hard time figuring out what to wear. I remember being a kid and spending hours trying on various outfits, twirling in front of the mirror, checking the outfit from all angles. You know what I’m talking about!
Now that I’m an adult, I have less trouble deciding what to wear for everyday life, but I am a bit of an athletic clothing addict, and throw in the changing seasons, and what to wear when I go out for a run is a major dilemma. So much of a challenge that I’ve done a bit of research to establish some guidelines to help me get out the door before nightfall, since I usually run in the morning! This article focuses on running, since I have been training outside in the fall in Minnesota for the Twin Cities Marathon Weekend 10 mile race, October 7, 2012.
In my research, I kept in mind what TeamWILD Diabetes Coach Marcey Robinson said to me years ago, “Always leave base camp cold.” The translation of that is to not leave home or wherever you start your run, dressed warm enough that just standing there you are warm enough. Another suggestion I ran across is to dress as if it is 20 degrees warmer than it is. I hate being too cold and I hate being too warm, so leaving home when I’m cold is really hard for me to do, as I have a mental fear that I will never get warm. And admittedly it does seem to take me a while to get warm.
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