Since I decided to run 20 miles in the middle of January to raise money for ALK Positive lung cancer research, I figured I better get some better gear. I don’t run often outside in the winter unless it is sunny, above 0 degrees, and calm. On January 13th, I am planning for -15, blowing snow, and trails covered in snow and ice. If I plan for that, I think I can make it through just about anything. So, to get me from downtown St. Paul to downtown Stillwater, here’s what I ordered today:
- Smartwool snowboard socks. Merino wool to keep my toes toasty. Naturally moisture wicking and will still insulate when wet. https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/117790/smartwool-snowboard-medium-socks
- Smartwool running gloves. These may end up being too light for really cold weather but they will be better than the 10-pack of cotton work gloves I got a Fleet Farm that I currently use. https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/123871/smartwool-nts-micro-150-gloves
- This one is cool. It is the CTR Adrenaline Multi-Tasker Pro balaclava. With this and my black running gloves and black running pants I already have, I will look like a running ninja! https://www.rei.com/rei-garage/product/131735/ctr-adrenaline-multi-tasker-pro-balaclava
With these cool adds to my running gear I am actually looking forward to running in below zero weather this winter!
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I’m asking for small dollar donations along with a share. Please donate and spread the word!
See you on the trails!