Last week on what would have been my dad’s 67th birthday, I took a long cruise along Lake Michigan on my bike. During my ride, I thought a lot about my dad and the things we used to enjoy together – mainly, running.
We had run two half marathons together, one full marathon and shared countless conversations about training, articles we had read in Runnner’s World and our running essentials. It was something we shared in common, something I highly valued and definitely the reason I started running in the first place.
But, life, work and excuses have gotten in the way of me signing up for any races longer than an 8K in the past three years and I realized how much I missed it. So the moment I got home that day, I registered for a half-marathon in April. Even though it is still five months away, I have already increased my weekly mileage to prep my body for the run and potentially beat my PR.
Since I run along Lake Michigan, it is important to have the right clothing and accessories to keep me protected from the wind and cold plus keep me motivated to pick up the pace. These warm, running tights are going to be in heavy rotation this winter and are a good alternative to my basic black running pants.
I am looking forward to hitting the pavement, working toward a goal and reconnecting with my dad out on the path.
Half-zip pullover // Running tights // Water bottle // Garmin watch // Running shoes // Ear warmer // Headphones // Waist belt // SPF 50 FaceScreen // Hair ties // Running gloves // Running shirt