Top 10 Signs It Might Be Too Cold to Run Outside
|Icicles on eyelids. Too cold?|
2. It hurts to breathe.
3. You can't decide between 5 or 6 layers on top and 2 or 3 on the bottom.
4. You consider coating your ankles, ears and any other exposed skin with Aquaphor.
5. You can't do a farmer blow because all the "stuff" in your nose is frozen.
6. Your shirt has thumb holes, you're wearing gloves over the shirt and you still can't feel your fingers.
7. You can't skip a bad song on your playlist because it's too cold to deal with your iPod.
8. You start to feel tingling sensations on specific parts of your body indicating potential numbness.
9. Cars are slowing down as they pass you to either give you a strange look or make sure you're not lost or hurt.
10. There is NO ONE else outside but you.
If you live anywhere near the Boston area, or anywhere as cold or colder, and you ran outside yesterday - holy crap, you are a total bad ass (yes, Caitlin, that's you). And maybe a little bit nuts. For the rest of us...long live the treadmill!
BONUS: Greater Boston Running Co. Winter Giveaway
If you run in the winter, particularly in super frigid temps, you've gotta have decent winter gear. Two key items are a warm hat and a good pair of gloves. The good folks over at Greater Boston Running Co. in Lexington, MA (best local running store by far) were kind enough to give both a hat and gloves to one lucky RWM reader. Oh, and in addition to these sweet Nike gloves and this cozy North Face hat, they threw in a Greater Boston Running Co. tech t-shirt, because you can never have enough layers! Want these goodies? Here's how to enter:
1. "Like" GBRC on Facebook
& then (if you want to up your chances)
2. "Like" RWM on Facebook.
That's it. Just make sure to comment below that you've done it and whether you did one or both so I can count each individual entry. The contest will end on Friday, February 1st. The winner will be chosen by random.org. We're sorry, but it is only available to US residents. Good luck!
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