When is it too cold to run outside?
Is it when it looks like this?
Or when snow boots are the only acceptable shoes to wear outside?
I’m sure everyone has different guidelines they follow for when it’s just too cold for an outdoor run. I actually prefer colder weather anywhere from 30-45 degrees. However, when it drops well below freezing and the wind starts picking up, I get a little hesitant.
I usually use my days off to fit some long runs into my week. Yesterday was actually one of the warmest days we’ve had in a while in Sioux Falls. When I woke up around 7:30, it really didn’t look too daunting out there.
But when the weather reads 20 degrees and feels like 11, I just can’t. I really want to find a way to run outside during the winter. At this point I just don’t have the right equipment. My shoes are terrible, and I know I’d fall on my face the second I hit ice. I’ve also been meaning to invest in a good winter running jacket. Looks like outdoor runs will be put on hold until then!
Or as I like to call them, yogurt bowls.
This is actually a proyo concoction I brought to work for lunch one day. If you search “proyo” on Instgram, you’ll find some of the most delicious looking renditions of this protein-packed sweet treat. Lately, I’ve been making meal-sized versions for breakfast, lunch, and sometimes dinner.
Although yesterday’s weather didn’t exactly put me in the mood for a cold meal, I couldn’t get proyo out of my head, and decided to put together a Pumpkin ProYo bowl for lunch
- 8 oz plain, nonfat greek yogurt
- 1/2 scoop vanilla whey protein
- 1/4 cup canned pumpkin
- splash of any type of milk (I used unsweetened almond milk)
- 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice
- 1/2 tsp cinnamon
- 1 tsp splenda or stevia
- fruit, nuts, cereal or anything for toppings
- Combine all ingredients except toppings in a medium bowl.
- Cover with saran wrap or a lid and freeze for 1 hour, stirring half way through so it does not completely freeze.
- Top with anything you’d like!
SOOOO delicious. A snack-size version is great for an easy dessert, too. I’m trying to pack as much pumpkin as I can in these last few days before pumpkin season is officially over and it’s all peppermint until Christmas.
I actually had a pumpkin-themed breakfast this morning that I hope to share on here later! Now, it’s off to the gym for a leg workout. Yikes!