Affiliate links were used in this post. Obermeyer provided me with the Kit Hybrid Insulator. All opinions are my own
The ironic part of this post is that when I took these photos, it was actually almost 60 degrees. It figures the only warm day we’ve had in a while is the day I do a photoshoot for a post about keeping warm on a winter run. C’est la vie.
This is pretty self explanatory, but make sure to wear full-length leggings on your run. Cropped leggings will leave you with frozen limbs, which no one likes. My favorites are from Lululemon – the Wunder Under pants. I just wish they had a drawstring because I sometimes have to pull up to waistband when I’m suuuuuuper intense.
As long as my core and chest are warm during my run, I can survive, which makes an insulated jacket a must. I’ve been loving this Obermeyer Kit Hybrid Insulator lately. The bright color makes me visible to cars when I have to run at night and the thumbholes help keep my hands warm. Plus, it’s toast warm.
To keep my poor little fingers from freezing off, I rely on my trusty New Balance gloves. If I’m being honest, they could be a little bit warmer, but I haven’t lost any fingers to frostbite yet, so they serve their purpose. Make sure to get a pair that are tech-friendly so you can change your songs and check your pace without having to remove your gloves.
I like my ability to listen, so keeping my ears from freezing off like popsicles is a must. I have my trusty earmuffs that do just that. Plus, they help keep my earbuds and sunglasses in place during the run.
Now obviously this only applies if you’re running during the daylight hours, but I like running with a pair of sunglasses for a couple of reasons. First, it helps to keep the sun out of my eyes … obviously. Secondly, the glasses act as a windshield, helping my eyes to not water from the cold. I love my REKS because they’re unbreakable. Even if I stumble and drop them on my run, they’ll look as good as new. Get 10% off at checkout with code KRISTINBASSETT.
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