I really don't like having wet clothes. I never have.
Any time the edge of my sleeve gets the least bit wet I go into
Perfectly, completely normal reaction. Just ask anyone.
So, it stands to reason that I also don't like being sweaty. Yeah, I know, so why do I do all this running and biking?
I can usually work around it by wearing tank tops or sweat wicking short-sleeve tees. Of course, when the mercury dips I have a Catch 22. Do I go with:
A) short sleeves with a side of hypothermia?
Shivering tends to waste a lot of energy.
Or do I go with:
B) long (sweaty, sticky) sleeves but less shivering?
They're sweat-wicking but still stick!
Since I'm somewhat rational, I generally go for the layers. Sometimes that means more than just a long sleeve shirt though. During these winter months, that's really just the beginning.
Layer 1 (if you will):
Or, you know, "beanie".
And, when I'm desperate, Layer 4:
Once I'm finally ready to head out the door, I then have to deal with running with all that...stuff.
First, I have to contend with the feeling of the seams and material of the gloves between my fingers.
I can usually start to ignore those annoyances once I notice my long sleeves.
All told, I think I'm lucky that I don't currently live where it snows all that often.
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