I love new workout clothes. They represent the determination I have to continue running and weightlifting. They represent my future and my past workouts. And to be honest with you, what girl can resist new women’s running clothes to help on the path to her goals? Not this one, that’s for sure.
Northwest Ohio has some extreme weather, no matter what the season. In the summer we can have 90*+ temperatures and in the winter we can have highs that hover around 0*. It can be brutal either way. Personally, I would rather run in the cold than in the heat, but there is a limit to the cold I will run in. This is another reason why weightlifting is so fantastic…it is indoors, no matter what the outside temperature is.
When the temperature hovers around 5* and the wind is gusting at 25 mph it is hard to remember running in the heat of summer. I try to keep myself inspired. I like to window shop online for gear that can’t be found in my area and I found a few things that would convince me to get out the door a little more often in the winter!
Sweaty Betty’s Heart Rate Run Merino Top
I wear a gaiter over my nose and mouth for cold weather running. This ladies running jacket has a detachable gaiter-like collar that would transition nicely from the crisp fall air to the chill of winter. This is a heat-regulating merino top and it’s naturally anti-bacterial. There are also thumbholes in the sleeves. What runner doesn’t love some thumbholes??
For when the temperature drops below freezing the Sweaty Betty All Weather Protector Jacket would be a nice choice to keep the frozen air at bay.
When it comes to outdoor training in my area, having a waterproof outer layer is crucial to keeping warm and dry during runs. The sleeves of this ladies running jacket feature a reflective geometric print and also a hood with draw cords to keep it tight on your face for protection. The hood can also pack away into the jacket if you prefer to not use it. I don’t currently have a true winter running jacket and I have window shopped this one enough that it is something I know I would love to have.
I have built a great running and weightlifting wardrobe over the years, but I am always on the lookout for something new to inspire my next run!