What are your cold weather essentials?

I am heading up to the Pacific Northwest in a few weeks for a long, kid-free weekend. It will be the longest we have ever left the Bodenettes – I am one part anxious and nine parts excited. I cannot wait to see my special PNW dwelling friends!

I’m looking forward to great hikes, runs, walks, adventures in both Portland and Seattle. BUT, Being as my Southern California buns spend most of their time in 65+ degree air, I need to prepare for a bit of chill. Help!

To the cold weather runners out there, what are some of your favorite cold weather essentials?

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    02/19/2014 at 3:17 pm

    A good thick headband that covers the ears is a MUST! Also, running gloves (Target sometimes has them; I have a Nike pair that I love), and a warm athletic jacket over long sleeve dri fit shirt paired with leggings. You’re set! 🙂 Have so much fun. Time away from kiddos is so necessary and well deserved.

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      02/19/2014 at 3:21 pm

      Awesome! Thanks Lesley. It sounds like I am more prepared than I thought! I definitely need a thick headband and gloves. Do you wear cold weather leggings/running tights, or just the regular stuff?

      P.S. My first stop is the Flagel residence 🙂

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    02/19/2014 at 3:51 pm

    Layers, thin breathable layers! A long sleeved winter running jacket (and if it has thumb holes, it’s a must anyway! Bonus points if it covers and keeps warm the buns!), long sleeved workout/running top (and if it has thumb holes, then you’re laughing!), a vest (I think that’s a tank top in American!), gloves and leggings, long or cropped depending if you run hot. I always try to remember as a general rule running outside to dress like it’s 10 degrees (C or F) warmer. A normal fold up anorak works fine running in the rain. Hiking and adventures a puffer/duvet/quilted coats may not look as chic as wool ones, but keep ya super snug! Have a great time and you get to wear those boots!

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