Our winter's been mild so far, and in fact a drought has been declared. The spring brings the big storms, so we'll see how that goes.
1) Layering is key, especially since I warm up quickly when I start running. I was never really a vest person, and a few years ago my parents gave me a vest for my birthday. My thought was what the heck am I going to do with THIS?? Now I use it all the time, and I've asked for another vest for my birthday this month.
2) Bundle under layers inside. I have a couple throws for the living room, one of which I got for Christmas. There's nothing like yoga pants, sweatshirts, and blankets to veg out after a run.
3) If it is cold outside, I recommend some hot chocolate after the run. I love the hot chocolate made with hot milk. A lot of studies have shown milk is great for recovery, so why not recover from the run, and warm up at the same time?
4) If it's too cold, or icy, or blizzard conditions, staying inside is always an option. It's gotten better since I got my treadmill, but if runners need to switch things up and do a home workout instead of run, that's OK too.
5) Get a cat! Allie produces her own heat, but she loves to snuggle when it's cold out. She's my ultimate thermometer.
Friday Five 2.0 with Fairytales and Fitness and Running on Happy.