Saturday, September 29, 2012

Day 2,099: A run in Kansas/Missouri

LEAWOOD, Kan. -- Another wedding brought me back to the Midwest and, of course, the perfect opportunity to do more running, er caching.

This part of the country has really nice walking/bike trails and there are plenty of caches to be found. It was pretty cool out on both days that we ran, so we bundled up the kurokitten, as shown above.

Because we flew out here, this was the first time we used an umbrella stroller instead of our monster BOB all-terrain running stroller.

But on these nice paths, the umbrella stroller worked fine.

It was a nice way to get both the running and caching parts of my life out of the way so we could do more exploring in an area I used to call home.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Day 2,089: A cool day (finally!)

The summer seems to be behind us now as today was the first cool morning in a while -- 52 degrees, and by the time I finished procrastinating, somewhere around 56.

One of the first reasons why I started this running blog was to keep track of my thoughts of the weather.

It nearly seemed too cool to run in a technical T-shirt and shorts this morning, but I did so anyway. A very old piece of running advice is that it should be almost too cool for what you're wearing. Your furnace will pick up and keep you warm.

I did see people in sweatshirts and long-sleeved T-shirts but by .8 of a mile I felt pretty warm. It actually is very nice to know that you won't be expending even more energy during a run by trying to keep your body cool.

I'm sure in the months ahead I'll be missing what will seem like very warm weather now.

Time: 8 a.m.
Temp: 56 degrees
Gear: Technical T-shirt, short (2011 Father's Day 4-miler), shorts, Nike Air Pegasus+ 28/A.