Thursday, May 26, 2011
Another freezing May-vember Run...with better gear!
Yesterday was a different story. However, we had different gear. I did a little research for Big Horn. After Pine to Palm 100, I learnt my lesson. Waterproofing is important. Owen and I bought the Northface Leonidas jacket. It's breathable, lightweight AND waterproof. It has a hood with some elastic in it to make it stay in place and the sleeves are long enough and they too have elastic to keep them from letting water seep in. This jacket gets the thumbs up. It was hailing, raining, windy, muddy and generally...just rather unpleasant and uncalled for in the month of May. I had to thank my lucky stars that my house or the house of a friend or family member had not been taken out due to flooding or a tornado in order to not feel like I had done something terrible in order to deserve this constant cold rainy sunless weather we've been having. I also thanked my lucky stars that I was better prepared for the weather this time with the Leonidas. We were so happy to have the jackets and they worked wonders. I was not wet at all under the jacket. I wished Struth had one, he was so stinky, muddy and wet. I was still brushing dirt clots out of him this morning.
Now....I just need to find some pants that I can run in at night time at Big Horn...it's gonna be cold, wet, snowy and muddy. GEAR GEAR GEAR!