"There is no such thing as bad weather, just inappropriate clothing."
Yes, that is true. And my clothing was inappropriate! I managed two loops around the gym, both about 4 miles each. On the first loop I overdressed-tights, running pants over them; a bra,singlet, two long-sleeved shirts, and a wind shirt. A hat,scarf, and gloves with army knit mittens over them.
I ended up sweating up a storm, as usual, all layers on top were wet. When I stopped after the first loop, my running bra was completely soaked too, but I didn't have a spare. So I left it on, and just added one short-sleeved DriFit shirt and a really warm knit top-then my arms froze on the second loop.
I fought with my scarf the whole first loop. It slid down off my face around the third mile, so I just ignored it. Around mile 4 I noticed my lips and cheeks were getting numb. I pulled the scarf back up.
After the two loops, I just decided to bag it. It just wasn't worth the numb body parts, the worse-than-normal drivers, and getting accosted by dogs (I guess when its really cold out it's okay to let your big dogs run loose).
It still was a good run though. I was happy to get 8.5 miles in. It was a beautiful morning to run in, the moon was still in the sky when I started, and everything was covered in whiteness here this morning. I think I will look at this as I've begun my tapering for my marathon next weekend..