Today I’m joining the lovely ladies for Tuesdays On The Run. Where we talk about a different topic each week that is running related.
Today’s topic is “Favorite Winter Gear”. I don’t have much winter gear as I’m blessed to live in Houston which has a very mild winter. So mild that I don’t put away my summer gear!
I see snaps of my Instagram friends in colder climates and I’m happy I don’t have to bundle up so much. I have lost whatever tolerance for the cold from living in Kansas about a year after I moved to Houston.
I always look at the nice, warm looking running jackets when they come out in late summer/early fall… but I really have no need for those. I try to keep my winter gear spending pretty low, since I wear that stuff so rarely. It is really the short/tanks/carpis/lightweight long sleeves where my money goes.
I have a few things in my arsenal for when the weather gets downright cold … in Houston, that is in the lower 40’s-30’s (sometimes but rarely 20’s):
- BCG Cold Weather long sleeve shirts… I have 2. These are really thick and keep me warm. I think they are similar to the UA Cold Gear stuff at a fraction of the price.
- Spandits! thermal tights. I have one pair… would love to have more as they do keep me toasty warm. Weather cold enough to run in them doesn’t really stick around here for longer than a couple of days.
- Half zip pull-over…. I think I got this at Wal-Mart.
- Spandits! trekkie hat… this thing is awesome. When I got it I was skeptical whether it would help keep me warm (it’s made from the same fabric as the regular bottoms), but after wearing it on the run… I LOVE it! It keeps the heat in but is so lightweight you don’t even know you have a hat on.
What items do you need to survive the winter?
Does your winter get colder than mine?