We have had a glorious fall – warm, sunshiny days with next to little rain. On Wednesday night, that changed.
Suddenly, it’s cold. I no longer need just one long-sleeved shirt; I’m in layers now. Skirts and shorts are no longer comfortable; capris or tights are a must. This can only mean two things: winter is coming and bigger piles of laundry.
Of course, this sudden change in temperature has caused a bit of panic. The half-marathon is only two weeks away and I have no idea what to wear for the cooler temperatures predicted for November 7th. The race part itself is easy to plan for; it’s what to wear to stay warm before the race that has my mind spinning. I have an old throw-away sweater that I’ve been saving for this and I’m planning on gloves, which I think I’ll need to wear the entire course. I also want warm-up pants at the start but I don’t want to leave them for the Hamilton’s homeless.
This panic is off-set by the excitement that comes with buying new running gear. My Nike tights are now 15 years old and are about to be replaced by a capri Running Skirt (already ordered and en route!). I also need to invest in a pair of lighter weight gloves as my others are too heavy for a fall race.
Race day is 14 days away. That’s 13 more sleeps (who really sleeps the night before a race?) and 13 more shopping days. And, how many days are there until Christmas (hint: Monday is October 25th) ?