1. Pair of Asics Gel Nimbus 14's (the hot pink ones, not the ones that look like the Easter Bunny had an episode of severe gastrointestinal distress on your feet -- Though I might buy those as my second pair)
2. Thick running socks
3. Fleecy tights
4. The comfy sports bra
5. A HRM chest strap
6. A long sleeved tech shirt
7. An old lululemon hoodie
8. My normal running jacket, which will barely close over the extra padding
9. Cheap $1.99 stretch gloves
10. Big ass mitts
11. A fleece neck/face warmer
12. A Garmin sport watch that hopefully won't freeze
13. A headband/ear warmer
14. A toque with pompoms
At my desk:
1. Four gel hand warmers
2. A space heater
3. Another warm hoodie to change into, post run
On my Phone:
1. A -24 (-11F), -32 windchill temperature reading that's not getting any better
3. An email from my running instructor with phrases like "a nice, easy 6k" and "bundle up" and "See you tomorrow!"
At home (hopefully):
1. A tea kettle
2. A tea pot
3. A husband who will be paying attention to badly typed text messages begging him to get the first two items ready.
4. Hot dinner
5. Toasty blanket
6. Purring cat
7. Weights (sigh, it's weight night too)
I've wimped out on the last two cold snaps here, but I'm not going to wimp out on this one. It's just a nice, quick loop: To the peace bridge, over, to Crowchild, over, back to work, defrost, run home. 6k, steady pace.
This way, when I hit kilometer 34 in my race and I want to go five months back in time and slap myself before I click 'submit', I can take comfort from the fact that at least it's not -30.
(It had better not be -30 in May).