Sunday, 30 December 2007

Running presents for Christmas!

Merry Christmas to all of The Fat Runner's running friends!

TFR got some great gifts this Christmas including some great running presents!

From his wife, he got a Sugoi FinoStretch baselayer which will be a substantial improvement from the cotton t-shirts he normally runs in. The baselayer is designed to get sweat away from the body as soon as possible, so that TFR will be able to stay drier.

The running present from his wife will work very well with the baselayer - it is a very snazzy Pearl Izumi Vagabond jacket which will be great for running in the rain we will undoubtedly get in London in February, as well as keeping him warm over the winter. The jacket has zips under the arms to improve ventilation, a 'vent-flap' back, and fully detachable sleeves for when it's a little warmer... It's actually designed as a cycling jacket so will come in useful once TFR gets back on his bike in the spring. One final thing - it's got lots of reflective trim which should make sure he doesn't get run over when he runs at night....

The weather in London is relatively warm - about 8 deg C or 46 deg F - so TFR is running as much as he can - they are forecasting freezing temperatures for Thursday with snow - a rare occurrence for London. As TFR will be back at work on Thursday anyway, lots of good reasons to make sure he gets out running now!!

Happy New Year!