Sunday, March 8, 2009

Taking Off My Clothes

No, there aren't any pictures in this post.

Why is it so hard to part with my winter layers? In the fall, when it is in the mid-30's, I wear one pair of pants (no tights) and my favorite long-sleeved Hind hooded shirt. No jacket, no hat, no gloves. But it seems after months of mindlessly dressing in my warmest tights, my even warmer outer pants, two long-sleeved Under Armour shirts, my jacket, my fleece hat, and my gloves, that I just can't quite let go.

Thursday night, I went out for a four-miler with my friend Erin. It was about 6:00 and and definitely above 30 degrees. I wore my light tights, the warm pants, two shirts and my jacket. Sweat much? I was roasting, especially because my friend Erin is a speedy speedster and I was running like Satan was chasing me to keep up with her. Erin is so fast because she weighs half as much as I do. Seriously. If I didn't love her so much, I would hate her.

Anyhow, you'd think I would have learned my lesson. Yesterday's long run -- 10:00 a.m., 27 degrees. I had the good sense to skip the jacket and trade my warm pants for a pair of lighter ones. But I just had to cling to the tights and the hat. Sixteen mile sweatfest. I had my sleeves pushed up and was carrying my hat by the halfway point.

I'm planning a speed workout after work tomorrow. It's supposed to be in the mid-30's. I am going to pack my backpack now and purposefully omit anything that even resembles tights. The Under Armour is going to stay home. The Hind top (provided I get my butt in gear and get it out of the washer and into the dryer before midnight) is going in. By the time I get this whole dressing down thing figured out, our little midweek cold snap will rear its ugly head and I'll be rooting around in my closet looking for that damned Under Armour.

11 comments:

Carlee said...

i wore shorts today and it was Ah-maz-ing! You'll be glad they're back!

Melanie said...

i'll miss my UA winter stuff too, but am looking forward to spring! :D

MCM Mama said...

I get all confused and overdress when it warms up too. It was in the high 60s yesterday and I ended up so gross and sweaty. I'd forgotten what warm weather running felt like...

RunWithMe said...

Yep, it is so hard to know how to dress for the weather. I struggle with it everytime!!

Laurel said...

LOL! I went through the same thing all weekend. I finally learned my lesson today when I went out and ran in just ONE short sleeved shirt and shorts. And I was still warm. I can't believe I thought about putting on a long sleeved shirt again.

I guess it will take a few weeks to finally sink in. Of course, it's supposed to cool down again tomorrow. LOL.

Sarah said...

I am glad that I am not the only one with trouble figuring out what to wear. It will be great when it is just shorts and a t-shirt and I don't even have to think about it. :)

Running Through Life said...

You're not alone, I have dressing issues as well. By the time we figure it all out, it will be summer and we wont have to worry about it for a while.

Marlene said...

I have read a lot of posts like this lately...the transition between seasons is always difficult and I'm constantly finding myself overdressed. I hate being hot! Hopefully we'll all get it figured out soon.

D10 said...

I sometimes dress too much. I just hate being cold! UA winter gear is awesome, I love it.

Run Mommy said...

Love the post title! I am normally OVERJOYED when I don't need twelve layers to run. Feels so freeing!

I Run for Fun said...

Great teaser title...I was REALLY curious!

I know what you mean...I was carrying my gloves halfway into my run!