Morning Yoga, Fingerless Mittens and Cold

Chilly doesn’t cut it for the mornings and evenings now. Maybe in the midday sun, but I’ve dug out my quilted body warmer/vest and fluffy scarves. The cold’s here!

For a change I began this morning with a 30 minute rise and shine yoga flow from doyogawithme. A nice way to start the day before heading the the gym for the first time in 3 years after training at home. I wanted to get to there early, but the day had other plans as I didn’t end up getting there until late afternoon. A big wake up call slap in the face! (In my defence I got caught researching how to stop my all posts and all my images coming up on Google as individual searches. If anyone knows how to a on wordpress hosted site stop this so my blog is just one search option, not every single post and just a few images under images, please share the know how! I believe the only option is to go to Bluehost and maybe change the theme.) It was deja vu being back. Some new faces and some that never change. I was able to up the weights which I’ve been wanting to do and had probably too much fun with medicine ball slams with an 180 degree jump squat! I’ve been itching to do them for a few weeks and have resisted as to not annoy the neighbours or wreck the floorboards.

It was all about fingerless mittens running yesterday. I must have looked a sight running in leggings, a t-shirt and fingerless muffins! I’ve found they’re great this time of year when you know 10 mintues into your run you’ve over dressed. My hands and shoulders get cold quite quickly while my arms get hot easily. I’m saving my running gloves for when the cold really bites. Until it’s too nippy for just a t shirt, they keep the backs of my hands warm without my hands overheating. They also solve that issue of sleeves up to cool down or leave sleeves down to keep the backs of hands warm until it’s officially cold weather running season!

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How do you dress for running, cycling, hiking etc when it’s just starting to get cold? Do you go all out full winter gear or hold off?