Sunday, October 16, 2011

What to Wear, A Sparkly Soul Winner

Did you know the Runner's World website has a tool that will tell you what you should wear based on the temperature outside, how windy it is, conditions like sunny, snowing, etc, and if you like to run cool, warm or in between?  I didn't but I found it this morning.  Fun!  I played around with it for awhile.  I hate being too cold when I run so often I will overdress and about a mile into it get hot and start shedding clothes. Often I will just leave them on the side of the road and pick them up on my way back.  This is of course is better than getting a mile in and being too cold!  It is always easier to take off clothes than it is to put on what you don't have.  I hate cold hands and ears so I will run with a hat on if it is even close to being below 50 degrees.  Same with the gloves.  If my hands get hot I stuff the gloves in my bra if I am not wearing something with pockets.  You can find the tool HERE.  Speaking of Runner's World I finally got around to reading the November issue last night. This is what they recommended I wear today to run for 35 degrees, sunny, calm, and I like to run "in between" that is not cool or warm.

A jacket. A hat and gloves.
and a long sleeve shirt and tights.  I thought about waiting until this afternoon to run when it would be warmer, but then I might just run out of time and I want to have the run done before the family gets home!

Rance and the kids will be home later today.  I am enjoying the peace and quiet but am missing my little family too!  I can't wait to see their happy little faces when they get home and hear about all their adventures.  Being a Mom can be so much work, thankfully there are also those moments  that make it all worth it! I don't think I ever appreciated all my mom did for me growing up until now.  I bet I am just starting to scratch the surface.  Being a parent is truly a sacrifice.  You give up so much!  Quiet mornings with a cup of coffee -gone!  Clean house all the time  - gone!  Watching a tv show uninterrupted- gone!  A full night's sleep- GONE! I really miss those.  But then there is the laughter!  Oh the laughter. The sweet little faces all lit up with joy at the simplest things.  The excitement they have over the holidays makes it exciting and fresh for me again too.  Laughing at the silliest things.  Games of tag and hide and go seek.

I fear cooking shall be the bane of my existence forever.  Some people enjoy it.  Ugh not me.  It is a chore, something that has to be done.  A job I don't get paid for.  The best thing about this weekend was not cooking.  Not a single meal.  I bought Lean Cuisine freezer meals and ate them all weekend.  :)   I try to always make food from scratch for my family, because I want us to be healthy.  This weekend me and the stove took a vacation from each other. AWESOME.

I am guessing I did not win the Team Refuel grant :(  I have not heard from them and the next round of people are up for voting.  A little bummed, but that's how it goes so thanks to everyone who voted for me. I appreciate the time and effort you spent on my behalf. 

and finally the lucky winner of the Sparkly Soul giveaway is...

who is Running Jennie

Jennie, email me your info and I will get you hooked up!

Didn't win, but want to order one? 
Enter the code CHRISTYRUNS when you check out for 15% off your order!
 Discount code is good until midnight on October 16th.


  1. Your running outfit today is so pretty . That aqua is MY color!

    Enjoy the rest of your quiet time, today.

    Congrats Jennie!

  2. Congratulations Jennie!

    Aqua is one of my favorite colors too. I lump it into the blue family which you find way too much of in my closet!

  3. Hats and gloves already???? This is too much, I'm not ready for that yet! I voted for you every day I was on the computer, sorry I could only put in one vote per day :(. Sad that you don't enjoy cooking, I love it!

  4. It's getting nippy here in the UK too - I bought my first pair of running leggings today! Your running outfits always look so cute.

  5. Yay! I'm excited! Though now I need to pick a colour...

    I will have to check out that dressing too. I am terrible at deciding what to wear. Thanks for sharing the link.

  6. Yes, about the running weather. I learned from Runner's World to dress about 20 degrees warmer than it actually is...and I've found that to be pretty true. I hate being cold, so I usually overdress too.
    Glad you had a good vacation from your stove ;) I think I need one of those too!

  7. Thanks for the tip on the Runners World doodad. What a great tool! I would rather be overdressed than under, becuase I HATE freezing at the starting line of a race, or during the run itself. However, it's always a pain when you need to take off your jacket after mile one. Then what?

  8. I love cold weather running gear! Yay.

  9. I love cold weather running gear! Yay.

  10. i definitely need to check out that RW tool...sounds SO useful. i NEVER know what to wear! haha! hope you have a good week!

  11. That is such an awesome tool!! I'm totally going to check it out--even though the temperatures here in Hawai'i are pretty much the same year round. I am BEYOND sorry you have to experience 35 degrees!! BURRRRRRRRRRRS!!!!!

  12. Bummer about the Team Refuel. I think you should have won!


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