Today marks my first run of 2015, my first run in 17 days and most importantly my first run of my training for the New Jersey Marathon in less than 16 weeks. Woot Woot! Plus, it was 20 degrees with a “Real Feel” temp of 3.



Nike Women's Aeroloft Running Vest

Cold enough to test out the new Nike running vest

I finally got to try out the Nike Aeroloft Running Vest that Mr. SOTSS got me for Christmas. I.LOVE.IT!!!! Really, really love it! I can pretty much guarantee I’ll get tons of use out of it. And it’s quite flattering too.

Nike Women's Aeroloft Vest

Nike Women’s Aeroloft Vest

The vest is constructed with 800 fill goose down but it’s so light. And there are thee laser perforated details that allow heat to escape so I never got sweaty underneath. That’s HUGE for me. It blocked the wind from my core pretty well too. And if I did start to overheat I could fold it into the back pocket and strap it to my wrist for easy portability. The only thing it doesn’t have is pockets in the front. Not the end of the world.

I covered 4 easy miles.

watchThe best part of this run is that I really felt happy running! I wish I could say I felt no discomfort at all but my left hammy is still tight….Heck, it’s been tight for years really so I guess I’m going to have to work really hard at fixing that. And the knee held up ok until literally the last 5 minutes of the run. My fault. I should have only run 3 today. I am limited on time today so I ran the neighborhood which does have hills and that might have been too much for this bum patella. I’m DEFINITELY going to do my next run at the beach this weekend where it’s pancake flat and loose gravel. Anyway, I’ve gotta dart. I need to do my strengthening and stretching this minute. And then I’m headed into the city to meet some of my gal pals for drinks and eats. We were supposed to get together last week but then Duncan got sick. So they rescheduled for me. =)

Hope you’ve been having a good week.

What’s the one piece of running gear you get the most out of? Is it Arctic temps where you are? Or balmy? I’d love to hear about balmy….




  1. Live in PA, so yes to the arctic temps! I was hoping you’d review the vest, I have been eyeing it for a while and laughed when you got the exact one I want, out of all of the vests in the world!

  2. It has been stupid cold lately! I stayed inside with the treadmill for some speedwork today. I’m glad your knee is feeling better! 🙂

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