Sunday, March 25, 2012

I don't know what to wear!

We had a glorious, unexpected week for temperatures in Maine.  For a majority of the week, we have temperatures ranging from in the 70's and 80's.   This was a real treat.  Although it was challenging adjusting to running in warmer temperatures with the rapid increase, it was still nice to wear a tank and skirt while running.

To be honest, yesterday morning, I was getting ready to head out for my 5 mile run and was quite stumped with figuring out what to wear.  It's like 1 week of glorious weather completely wiped out my memory in knowing what to wear for normal Maine weather.  



I couldn't bring myself to wear full length tights.  I should have, but I couldn't. So I opted to break in my Pride Socks winnings (from Penny at the Pink Hat Runner).   I was happy with the pride socks during the run.  They are a thicker sock, so I was nervous about rubbing and blisters, but that didn't happen at all.  They were cushy soft and fun to wear.  


I also couldn't decide if I was going to wear a cap or winter hat and gloves.  I decided to bring all of them with me and decide when I got to the rail trail.  

what to wear?  decisions, decisions


When I got there, I realized that it was a bit cooler along the river - closer to 33F, so I went for the gloves and winter hat.  


I also broke in my SPIband.  The capris I chose to wear did not have a bum pocket, and I needed something to put my keys into.   I won this a while back from Holly at The Pioneer Apron.  This little gem worked like a charm.  I didn't even notice it was on my wrist.  This is great for those days I'm going on a mid length run on the rail trail.  If I'm on a long run, I'll have my camelbak.  


it is so hard to take a picture one handed with my camera!


there you go, a better picture


5 miles done on the rail trail - 42 minutes (8:22 pace).  







12 comments:

  1. Yeah, we've had amazingly warm weather here too and then yesterday was cold and rainy. Bleh. And we have a frost warning for tomorrow. I really wish mother nature would choose a season and stick with it.

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  2. Our weather has been crazy! Today was freezing when I volunteered at the 5 mile trail run. Great job on your race!

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    1. I bet you were cold! And love that you volunteered today. You rock.

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    1. Thank you, Jenny. They are quite a bit of fun!

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  4. Great run! I have a Spibelt that I've worn for a run and loved it.

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  5. Nice work! Hope the gets back to the 70's!

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    1. I hope so too, but it doesn't look like that will happen anytime soon. Well, here, anyway!

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  6. Same exact problem here. So hard to dress "right" for the weather. Add in all of the weather changes and it's tough!

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  7. Great socks!

    I used my spibelt for the first time on our trail run last Friday. I didn't have any pockets and I needed a place to put my keys and at first it was riding up but then it settled into place. I definitely like having somewhere to put my keys!

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  8. Nice miles :-)
    I had the same dilemma on what to wear and chose wrong, yesterday I went out in LONG tights .... I shouldn't have, I was so hot I was gasping for water when I got in .... only did 2 miles!!!

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