Every morning (even when I don't run) my alarm goes off at 5:27 (weird, I know.) My alarm is 5-10 minutes fast, I forget which one. I set it for 5:27 because then I'm getting up before 5:30 which gives me a couple more minutes just in case I sleep in. If I set it for 5:30 and then sleep in a couple minutes I convince myself it's ok and I can sleep in a little longer. But, with the kids waking up around 7 and with my running taking more time, I have to get up and go by 5:30. So, with the 5-10 minutes and the 2 extra I have enough time to get out and go before 5:30. Like I said, I'm weird. I don't know if that made much sense at all, but it works for me! :) lol
Every day I run I put on the same thing. The only time it changes is when the weather's different.
I got my sports bra I got from Walmart. I'd like to get one of those fancy CW-X ones, but I don't know if it's worth the cost.
I got my bella band. I know, it's for pregos, but I have found that even with all the layers I wear my tummy still gets cold early in the morning, so rather than wear another shirt I put on the bella band and it gives me the right amount of warmth.
I've got my running tights. They've got some wind resistance to them, but not enough for when it's under 30° outside.
I've got some old fleece pants that are getting too big that I wear on top of my tights when it's chilly outside.
I've got a tech race shirt from one of my races.
I've got a thin long sleeve tech 1/2 zip shirt that's on top of the race shirt.
I've got a wind resistant jacket on top of that.
I've got my Garmin 305 with Heart Rate Monitor. LOVE IT!
I've got my cell phone. You gotta be safe, you never know when/if you'll need it.
I've got my ear warmers. Another thing I got a Walmart for like a buck or something.
I've got my $1 gloves from Walmart.
I've got my daughter's ear warmer that Velcros. It makes the perfect scarf. lol
I can't wait until it's warmer. I wonder if I'll run faster without all the layers. Haha!
This morning's run went well. My average pace was 11:58, but I felt like I might as well have been walking. It totally felt like lead weights were tied to my legs the whole time. It probably didn't help that I went to bed at 12:45. Tonight I'd better get to bed early cause I've got 7 miles to do in the morning.