Thinking Out Loud Thursday: Winter, Shoes, Photos and more

Since it is Thursday,  I’m linking up today with Amanda for Thinking Out Loud Thursday.

thinking out loud

Here’s what I am thinking about today:

  • How cold is too cold?

I pride myself is not being a wuss. If it’s cold, I run outside.  It’s basically because I hate the treadmill and I’ve never had a good run on it.

So I check the weather and keep my fingers crossed that it is warmer as the day goes on and that the wind dies down when it gets dark.


So far, I”ve been able to run outside almost all the time.  But then again, we have not gotten any snow..yet!


When it is raining or icy, I draw the line.  I won’t run in it!!

What conditions force you to skip a run or stay indoors?

  • New shoes.

I haven’t bought a pair since September.  So I needed a new pair.  Not really, since I alternate my shoes and have quite a few pairs.

But won’t I run better in my half marathon in a few weeks in a new pair of running shoes?

Besides, they were a good deal!

How often do yo buy running shoes?

  • Packing for a trip

I started packing for my trip to Florida.  I mean, I gathered together everything I need for my race.  That’s the most important, right?

I”ll probably have to throw in a pair or shorts, capris and bathing suit.  I’m not worried about those items.

  • Running Photos should be FREE!

I hate to pay for photos.  Every now and then, they are free and I think that’s great.

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Unfortunately some of my best photos are not.

Stockadeathon 15k

not free

Do you buy your race photos?

I have splurged and bought the photo for an important race.

Happy Running! What are your thoughts today?


7 thoughts on “Thinking Out Loud Thursday: Winter, Shoes, Photos and more

  1. I don’t buy shoes as often as you.

    I checked my journal from last year and I was running outside in far colder temps — but I don’t think it was as windy.

    I have bought some race photos, but I do love when they’re free. And they’re free in my next half!


  2. That meme about the treadmill minute vs. the microwave minute seriously made me laugh out loud. It’s so true. I wish I could do all my runs outside, but I live in one of the coldest places in Canada and it gets COLD cold here… like right now it’s 7F with a bunch of snow. The treadmill has been a lifesaver for the winter months, but it’s definitely tricky not to go a little crazy on it.


  3. I can never bring myself to buy race photos. I usually look like a crazy person though, so it’s no big deal. I don’t mind to run in the cold, but I love my treadmill. It’s a struggle to choose during the winter months. I don’t like running in the dark though, so that sometimes makes it easy.


  4. I have bought one official race photo, and I would do it again for a big race. I currently alternate between 2 pairs of running shoes, but have a brand new 3rd pair begging me to break them in.


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