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Marla Warms (and Lightens) Up

Marla loosens up her legs. Afterwards, she felt like she was gliding while running.

Marla loosens up her legs. Afterwards, she felt like she was gliding while running.

One week down…how many more cold ones to go?! Seriously though, this cold and snowy weather has been horrible!  It’s hard enough waking up to get ready for work on a normal day, but having to wake up an hour earlier (5:45 a.m. to be exact) to go for a run in the cold…not my cup of tea! Give me sunshine and a beach to run on, no problem. Icy, snow covered roads, no thanks!

But after some trial and error in the snow, I am trying to make it work and have resorted to training on the treadmill at my gym. This seems to be doable for now, but I know once the longer distances start rolling in, I am going to have to bundle up and fight the cold. Working in the fashion department here has allowed me to see all of the cool winter running gear that is out there though and I think I am fully prepared to face Jack Frost! My key bundling pieces this week were these awesome running mitts by Saucony (they also kept my hands toasty while watching my brother’s college ice hockey game the other night!), and these fleece-lined running tights by Champion. Hopefully with other winterized running pieces like these my outdoor training sessions will be somewhat bearable!

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