About a month ago I finally got fed up with having freezing cold hands when I run. I'd been wearing two pairs of gloves, but on chilly mornings my hands would hurt, they were still so cold. I bit the bullet and bought a spendy pair of Brooks gloves...and holy cow. WHY did I wait so long?!!
Left hand shows the glove; right hand shows it with the windbreaker/mitten cover. There are MP3 dealies on the thumbs (I don't use one so have no idea how well they work), and the thumb cap flips back for smartphone use.
These are gloves that come with a windbreaker/mitten cover - it tucks into the top of the glove when you don't need to use it. I can't believe how much warmer my hands are when I wear them...and that extra layer with the mitten part? Even better. Know how I can tell? Because my thumb, which isn't covered by the windbreaker, is still cold. I had a good discount at the running store when I bought them, but they were still over $20...while I have no problem spending money on running shoes, I've stayed with the cheapie knit gloves that Target sells, usually two pair for a couple bucks. My hands are happy they've finally gained the same status as my feet.
I had a high mileage month for January - 51 miles ran! I won't be coming close to topping that for quite a while now, as the end is in sight for our long runs. In fact, I only have two more - an 11 miler this Saturday, and then the half marathon on March 3rd. Wow, after so many months of running long, it's going to be weird to only run shorter distances...but weird in a good way. I think my body is ready for a break; my ankle has been hurting me again for over a month now so it's time to scale back and only (only!) run 3 - 5 miles on a Saturday. Ahhh, that is going to be so nice!