Ok, not on par with Justin Timberlake and Janet Jackson, but…Is it just me or does anyone else have a hard time nailing the right combo of clothes for fall and spring weather? On Tuesday, I put on a long-sleeved shirt for my 10 miles and half-way in, I was dying of heat. By Thursday’s run, I was in a tank (and thankful for it) because humidity was back in the picture. I seem to be going through all of my running wardrobe right now.
I think this happens every year. Summer is easy–you know you’re limited to shorts/skirts and sleeveless tops, at least around here. Come mid-September, however, and things start to get a little tricky. We can have some cool nights, so if I’m running in the early a.m. before the sun comes up, I may need arm warmers or long sleeves with my shorts. Run a bit later in the morning, say around 8 or 9, and the whole picture can change. The sun is up and long sleeves are more than I can handle. What’s hard, though, is to understand this and get out the door that way when the chill hasn’t quite left the air.
The same goes for gloves–to wear them or not? Pre-dawn, I just might. Mid-morning, no way.
One thing I do know is that every year, I hold out on the tights and capris as long as possible. I am not a winter girl and I hate giving into it. Why yes, I am mature! On that note–I’m sure winter notices that I am thumbing my nose at it, too.
Anyhow, what I hate more than anything is to get the clothing combo wrong. I have every possible option in my drawers and so you’d think this would never be an issue. And yet, sometimes, like on Tuesday, I mess it up. In the end, it’s really a matter of #firstworldproblems though, isn’t it?
Do you find it tough to get your running gear right in fall and spring?