With yesterday’s warmer weather in Toronto, I suddenly felt motivated to go for a run. (Even I was surprised.) By the time I’d convinced my brother to join me, the temperature had dropped — along with the sun — so I had to think about staying warm. I’ve never been a regular runner, and I don’t own a lot of running “gear.” Usually I just throw on an old T-shirt and a pair of shorts. When it’s colder outside, I don’t know what to wear — my ski jacket is too bulky and hot, but a hoodie isn’t warm enough. Last night, through some innovative layering, I managed to create the perfect between-seasons running outfit.
As my base layer, I wore a long-sleeve Lululemon tech shirt I’ve had for a while. The closest I could find on their website is the Refresh Tech, which wicks away sweat and is seamless, like the one I have. And it has the thumbholes, my favourite part:
Layered on top of that, I wore a lightweight jersey zip-up with a high collar (to keep my neck warm), like this one from Mountain Equipment Co-op:
And finally, I wore a zip-up hoodie — easy to remove, in case I started to overheat. On my bottom half, I wore Reebok athletic pants, very much like these Core Running Pants:
Of course, if it had been raining (or snowing, like it is now in Toronto), I would have had to add a waterproof layer on top. But if it had been a few degrees chillier, I could’ve easily worn the hood on my sweatshirt or brought along a toque and mittens.