The "feels like" temp was a very toasty 10 degrees this morning, so I was looking forward to a pleasant run ;) Haha, honestly, though, I love running in the cold. I did underdress just a bit, though. I wore my Cold Gear tights, a long-sleeved tech shirt, a fleece jacket over it, my new furry ear warmer headband, and gloves.
In retrospect, I wish I'd have worn another layer over my running tights. My legs (and especially my butt--why is it that my butt is always the coldest part of me when I run?!) were cold even when I returned. I had three miles at an easy pace on the schedule, but I ended up doing four. We had plans of going out to dinner tonight, so I figured burning a few extra calories wouldn't hurt.
It definitely felt like 10 degrees out there! I did an out-and-back route, and just when I turned around, the sun came out. The sun really didn't do anything to warm me, but it at least looked warmer. I finished four miles at a pretty steady pace, and felt great!
A hot shower felt really good after that. I got to work cleaning up the house a little, because Noah had invited a friend over. Once his friend got here, the boys were SO loud. Jerry and I tried to have a conversation, but we couldn't even hear each other, so we ended up just sitting on the couch and reading all afternoon. I'm about three-quarters of the way through Gone Girl, and it took me a while to get into it... but once I got to the second half of the book, I was completely blown away by the major plot twist! I'm charging the Kindle right now while I type this, otherwise I'd probably still be reading ;)
Jerry and I took the boys to Red Robin for dinner. Noah was asking earlier this week if we could go out to dinner, and I suggested that instead of "Pizza Fridays", we could take turns choosing a place to go out to eat once a week. The kids really liked that idea, and today was Noah's turn to choose. He chose Red Robin. A burger didn't really sound very good to me, but I looked up their menu online and a bowl of clam chowder sounded awesome--probably because it's so cold outside today, and clam chowder is one of my favorite soups. It was 16 PointsPlus for a bowl of the soup and the garlic bread that came with it, which is more than I usually spend for dinner, but not by much.
I wish I could say it was worth it, but it wasn't at all. I wasn't expecting it to be mind-blowing, because Red Robin isn't exactly known for their clam chowder, but it was lukewarm and just not very tasty. I had planned on ordering fruit salad with it, but I was so cold that it didn't sound very good when we got there. I felt pretty chilled to the bone all day today! Can't wait to get under my electric blanket tonight :)