|Champion Youth Wind Pants - here they are, in all their glory!|
Saturday, January 29, 2011
Melissa and I are meeting some friends for a run later this morning. It's 29 degrees outside right now, and I am already wearing my favorite winter running pants. They are an old pair of Champion Wind Pants, and they are completely indestructible, toasty warm on the coldest day and horrendously unflattering to my short, stocky frame.
You see what's important to me, right? Because these pants make me look like a rather short hippopotamus, and I wear them anyway. These pants laugh in the face of ice and snow, and they feel like the softest pair of jammies you've ever worn. I could sleep in them - they're that soft!
You know all that advice about dressing like it's 20 degrees warmer than it actually is? Yeah - that doesn't work for me. I can get cold in the summer on a run - that's how whacked out my internal thermostat is. Even if I run at my maximal pace for as long as I possibly can, I chill as soon as I slow down. I usually keep a jacket tied around my waist in all but the warmest weather, because I just find the cold so difficult to bear. So, if you're ever at a race, and you see an impossibly overdressed runner near the back of the pack, it just might be me. In my stylin' pants!