Dear Mother Nature,
You are confusing me. You have been for quite some time now, and it’s really messing with my running schedule. Last Saturday, it snowed… and it’s only October! It’s been going back and forth for weeks now, cold one day, hot the next, and I can’t keep up.
This morning I decided to do some hill training. I woke up early for the third morning in the row, and I thought, hm, what should I wear? Weather says it’s 40 degrees, but what does that mean? Since I’m still working on motivating myself to run outside in the mornings, I wanted to make sure I’d stay warm so I wore running tights, a t-shirt, and a sweatshirt. By the time I got to Central Park, I could see a vast array of running attire. S0me runners were in shorts, t-shirts, pants, jackets, capris, hats, you name it. I felt pretty comfortable, but after the third hill or so, I thought maybe I could shed some layers.
That’s besides the point. I just want you to decide if we are going to have fall weather for the next few weeks or if it will be just plain winter. There’s no groundhog for me to rely on, and that little guy isn’t always right anyway. Weather forecast for the rest of this week is in the 50s and next week is in the 60s. Who knows?
Hope you enjoyed my amusing letter. Has anyone else felt like they were in the same predicament with deciding how to layer? What’s your go-to running outfit for fall weather?