23. montreal. i run. i do yoga.
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we can do hard things.
There is only one page left to write on. I will fill it with words of only one syllable:
I love. I have loved. I will love.
― The Time Traveler's Wife
It took me a long time to realize this:
We get to choose what defines us.
―Sarah Addison Allen
yep! born and raised in nova scotia.
i do still run outside in the winter! it’s very cold and it’s pretty uncomfortable for me for about the first 2 miles or so, and then it gets a lot better. when i run i typically wear:
- mid-calf socks (nike or smartwool)
- lululemon wunder under leggings
- lululemon run swiftly tech t-shirt
- nike dri-fit shirt/underarmour long sleeve shirt
- either my lululemon scuba hoodie or my nike dri-fit tech zip-up that i got at the nike women’s marathon
- gloves (just regular cotton ones)
i don’t have waterproof shoes, just my nike frees which are not great for winter running as they have minimal traction. i’ve been sticking to sidewalks when there’s snow down since they’re usually pretty clear and i don’t wanna turn an ankle on the mountain trails. the gear is pricey if you buy it all at once but the majority of my stuff i’ve been using since the summer - i didn’t buy anything specifically for winter running. i’d definitely recommend investing in a tech shirt base layer, if you get a short sleeve you can wear it year round (i wore my run swiftly tee when it was 35C in july) and then layering over top. check the sale section of lululemon, i managed to get mine for $24 which was a great deal.
hope that helps! (*edited to add - check notes for recommendations from cute people and to pre-emptively answer questions, i’m not planning on running when it’s colder than -20c because a) i’m not that badass and b) i do not want to die)
i don’t go to a gym and I run as much as the weather permits. if it’s too icy/snowy I can’t as I don’t have the shoes for it. lately I’ve been going 2-3 times per week!
just about every day! at the bare minimum I’ll stretch out in the morning but I usually practice 20-30 minutes in the evening.
ooooh anon I’m not sure but you’ve made me curious! I will measure myself in the near future and report back. I’ve been 5’7” since highschool so we’ll see!