I usually wear ballet flats at work. When it is this cold and there is snow on the ground I wear my snow boots to work then throw on my shoes for the day.
Of course, when one forgets her shoes... Well, I guess you just deal with it. I have an extra pair of shoes here, some ankle boots that are too small (at least too small when one is wearing athletic socks which are the ones I was wearing with my snow boots) and black. I am wearing a brown outfit. Meh.
I did start the morning off better than that. After an eight minute debate I somehow got out of bed and went for a run. Does anyone else fight the same internal battle when getting up to exercise? Or do you crazy people just jump out of bed raring to go? It would help if I had actually gone to bed when I got into bed last night and not read for an hour and a half. I was just going to read a chapter or two but I got sucked into my book. It's called Love and Other Foreign Words by Erin McCahan. It's a young adult book, but it is clever and well written and I enjoy clever and well written.
I had to check the temperature before my run. I checked it last night and it was supposed to be cold so I set out two pairs of pants and one top to go with my jacket. At the last minute, before I headed out the door, I grabbed an extra top and I am glad I did. Doubled up on the socks, my usual hat and gloves and I was off.
I have a buff that I can pull over my chin and mouth but when I do that my glasses fog up and I can't see. So I had cold cheeks. It wasn't unbearably cold so I toughed it out.
My cheeks were a little numb by the time my run was over. If I plan on running at these temps for extended periods of time I'm going to need a balaclava or something I can wear that won't blind me. Seriously, the fogged glasses are no joke. And I am pretty much blind without my glasses or contacts so I have to stop to clear them off.
But enough of that.
All in all, I felt good about this run. Here's to getting up early!