The temperature trend has been crazy – 30, then 50, then 65, then 40, today it was 20 and tomorrow morning it is supposed to be close to 0F as we deliver gifts for the Arctic League charity, then return to more normal temperatures! But throughout it all I will be out running!
I had my son grab a picture of me in my 20F running garb just as a contrast to my shorts and t-shirt run! Here is what I am wearing:
– Nike tech base layer
– Nike light thermal tights
– New Balance Minimus v2 (still loving these!)
– Magellan heart rate monitor (outside because it has chafed me badly, but that is for another day)
– Magellan Echo watch
– Running belt (holds my phone, also keys and fuel when needed)
– Under Armour Coldgear Infrared gloves (read more about these next week).
If it was my normal 4AM run I might have added another top layer because of the arctic wind, but since the sun was out I stuck with the base layer. The cool thing is that while not keeping you ‘warm’, these tech clothes make sure you don’t get cold.
I had posted on Instagram about baking a cookie cake with a thick chocolate layer on top … because, why not?!? Anyway, we had some after dinner last night, and it was every bit as good and decadent as it sounds! The food I am making for tonight – Polish staples – will be ‘healthy variants’, but since Polish food in general is more in the ‘hearty’ category, there is only so much I can do. Portion control will be the key!
Today we are scurrying around with final preparations and getting the food ready for tonight, which promises to be loads of fun!
But after this I will be scarce online – because I will be with the three most important people in my life, as well as my brother John and niece Marisa who are traveling from Princeton.
This picture is from 2010, a couple of years after moving to New York from Massachusetts. Chris had gotten a Root Beer making kit as one of his Christmas gifts – he has always been into science AND cooking, so all of these things are right up his alley. Everyone was sampling in Margarita glasses … I love this picture.
I hope everyone has a great Christmas, or great day off to relax and spend time with friends, family, pets or just quietly alone. See you on the 26th!