My hands tremble whenever I shell out over $300 at a time. Today I swiped out $605.00 to our local sports shop. If it wasn’t for the fantastic service by Acki, I don’t know that I could have done it.
No more cotton t-shirt, wool cardigan, Roots hoodie and feather vest for this winter runner hopeful! Now that I know I’ll be in Yellowknife a couple more years+, I took an icy breath and bought the following to handle running in the coming -30C.
- Merino wool sports bra
- Base Layer (merino wool)
- Jacket (fleece lined windbreaker)
- Thermal running tights
- Salomon runners (gortex)
There are two problems though.
1. The jacket doesn’t have an inside pocket. This means my iPhone (indispensable) will be in an outer pocket which will kill the battery in our -20C not to mention is more vulnerable if I fall. Any suggestions for me on this?
2. The shoes, alas, I think must be returned. The heel fits just a bit loosely and they slip up and down ever so slightly. It’s ok for a brief bit but 30 minutes would turn into a real problem, I’m sure. Or, when it’s cold, will I welcome the looseness for extra socks?
Photo Credit: Teo