Since I last posted, it has been a while. During that while the temperature has steadily dropped. Last Sunday when I ran it was 7 degrees. At one point I thought I had lost my chin and almost sent out a search party for it.
This morning it was 4 degrees when I left the house to meet Becci. But I was prepared in craftily created multiple layers. And the best thing of all was my new friend, the Grabbers hand warmers.
Ben got me a new pair of running gloves as an early Christmas present. They are actually glittens: glove-mittens with a little pocket in the mitten flap for a hand warmer. I got the Grabber Warmers at the Jewel. They heat up almost instantly when exposed to air. And instantly is ideal, especially when I am headed out at 5:30 am and desperately want to minimize preparation in an attempt to maximize sleep.
So I tore these babies open, stuffed them in the mitten flap, and headed out for 4 1/2 this morning. I remember a lot of runs last winter when I would have to stop and put my hands in other, warmer places since they would be partially numb or tingling along the wrist. With the Grabbers I’m set. In fact, I was almost TOO warm this morning with all my layers, my creepy Hannibal Lecter face mask, and the Grabbers.
Have I just been under a rock this whole time? Or do other runners not know about Grabbers? If you don’t know about them, consider this post to be my Christmas present to you. Get yourself some Grabbers.