It was 15 degrees with 15mph winds at 6 a.m. this morning and yet I still went out on a run. At this point I’m not going to let the weather keep me from running.

Though it was cold, I was somewhat ready for it. I had tights, shorts, two polyester shirts, a wool cycling jersey, a cotton long sleeved shirt, a jacket, thin gloves and socks over those gloves, and a hat on.

I’m not used to this kind of cold, we don’t normally get temperatures like this in Georgia. But I’ve committed to running through the winter, and I am really glad I’ve stuck to it. I feel so much better knowing I have the discipline to run in weather like this, and I know I’m building mental and physical toughness because of it.

Anyways, I wish I had some more money for a real set of winter running gear, but that’s just how it goes sometimes. Plus this won’t last a long time. Might as well wait and spend the money on something I’ll use more.