I enjoy running all year round. From experience, I’ve learned that it’s possible to have a productive run in almost any weather and condition – if you use the right gear. Although the ability of temperature acclimation varies from person to person, it’s still crucial to wear appropriate clothing and gear. The saying “there’s no bad weather, only bad clothing” makes perfect sense now that I’ve run through some harsh wintry days. On the other hand, the temperature can also get quite hot in summer here. And that same rule about clothing applies to those steamy summer months as well.
Below I highlighted the most essential items that I make sure to use every run, in heat and cold. I left out some items that I only bring for specific conditions – such as sunglasses or water bottle. My philosophy is to bring as few items as possible when I run.
Depending on the given condition, I may add or remove an item or two – mostly for layering purposes. However I almost always use the items listed above without exception. Come to think of it, I don’t think I would’ve made it this far without most of them.
What are some must-haves for your runs during the toughest conditions? Is there a clothing item or electronic device you just can’t run (or live) without? Please share in the comment section below!