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3 Winter Running Essentials — and You Can Win ‘Em!


Baby, it’s effing cold outside. Like, winter — in full effect — cold. But that doesn’t mean we’re not out there running. Oh, no. We’ve just had to gear up properly for the colder temps. And thankfully, due to our ongoing ambassador role with Brooks Running (our product reviews are totally our honest opinions though!), we have been decked out in winter running essentials that perform well and look cute. So say hello to three Brooks Running items that are keeping our winter runs toasty warm! Oh, and you can win them …

3 Winter Running Essentials From Brooks Running

1. Seamless Arm Warmers. If you haven’t jumped on the whole arm-warmers bandwagon yet, it’s time to try ’em! They. Are. Awesome. Light, comfy and warm, Brooks Running’s Seamless Arm Warmers are fabulous to put on at the start of a run, and then as you warm up, you can just push them down and, hey, free arms! These are seamless, too, so no chafing, and they’re snug but don’t cut off your circulation. Not to mention that they’re super soft!

2. Pulse Lite Glove II. If we had three words to describe this running glove, we’d pick: lightweight, breathable and high-tech. But seeing that we can use as many words as we want (yay!), we’ll go on to tell you that this slightly fitted glove is great for training or race day, has that cool retroreflectiveness we keep telling you about and has a finger pad that allows you to work your cellie. Oh, and they’re cute and soft — and only $25. Boom.

3. Heater Hog Beanie. Hog all the heat with this simple yet cute beanie that’s super soft and has special fabric that pulls moisture away from your skin while also generating heat back to your body. It’s light, but keeps you oh-so-warm. Totally worth the $22 price tag.

Brooks Running Stocking Stuffer Giveaway

Want to try these winter-running essentials yourself? Leave a comment with why you love to run in winter (hey, even if you don’t, you can probably think of some reason to enjoy it — like hot cocoa after!), and we’ll select one lucky U.S. reader to win all three pieces of gear in about a week! The lucky winner will be notified via email and in the comments.

Happy commenting! And warm winter running! —Jenn

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  1. Carrie says:

    I like to run in winter because the cold motivates me to get through it faster so I usually put up good numbers!

  2. Natalie says:

    I love running in winter because it makes me feel amazingly accomplished that I didn’t let the weather defeat me!! And it’s so much better than running in the heat of summer!

  3. Cheryl F. says:

    Running in the winter is the best way to keep warm outdoors.

  4. julie warner says:

    I wouldnt get to try out the arm warmers till April in MN, but I still run in the zero degree weather here. I love being the only one on the road.

  5. Lauren says:

    As a Floridian, winter is pretty brief and mild for me. But I love the break from the sweltering temperatures and humidity. It’s the best time to run!

  6. Gail says:

    When I ran along the harbor the other day as it was snowing, I got to see the snow falling across the harbor which was absolutely gorgeous. The grey sky plus the snow fall made the run feel cozy- I felt like I was the only person outside (which is totally possible). Plus, a policeman on the street told me how “hardcore” I was to be running!

  7. Celeste Dickson says:

    I like running in Winter because I feel more comfortable running in cold temps than in the summer.

  8. Suzanne says:

    I love running in the winter because when you live in the South you pour sweat 9-10 months of the year when you run so it’s nice to have a couple of months to wear some cute running clothes and enjoy the cold weather!

  9. Nakia says:

    Cool new running jackets

  10. Jeanette says:

    Helps me keep cabin fever at bay!

  11. Elizabeth says:

    I learned to love running in the cold (trained for my first half last winter with Team in Training – Go Team!) so I couldn’t wait for cooler temps to come around. I’d much rather bundle than sweat and feel miserable in the summer.

  12. Kristin says:

    I love running in winter because non-runners are so impressed by it!

  13. I love running in the winter because of the impromptu snowball fights with my workout group! We exercise in Boston all year long outdoors and the crappy weather days are often the most fun. I also love the crisp air, snowflakes in my eyelashes and rosy cheeks.

  14. Mary McKenna says:

    I love how my
    cheeks take the brunt of the cold in the winter and in exchange the cold wind gives me seeet rosy cheeks!.

  15. lindsay says:

    I like to run in the winter because I’m the only one out there.

  16. Chloe says:

    Since I am trying to keep the heat on low, coming back from a cold run makes my house feel toasty!

  17. Dana says:

    it’s not that cold in New Orleans but at least I’m not melting or dying from humidity/heat stroke so winter running is a big win here!

  18. Betsy says:

    I like to run in the winter to look at all of the holiday decorations while listening to Christmas music!!

  19. Leah says:

    I love wearing my running tights! I could practically live in those things!

  20. Mandy says:

    I love running in the snow. We do not get enough of it around here in NC.

  21. Peggy O says:

    I love running in winter because its the most peaceful time to run! When its zero degrees outside, you don’t see many other people. And when I do see other people, I feel a small bond with those who are as crazy as I am.

  22. Sherry says:

    Had my first run last night on treadmill since pregnancy. It’s been a long 7 weeks. It was about 31 degrees in my shop. Cold weather gear would’ve been awesome!

  23. ruth says:

    I like to run outdoors in the winter because it makes me feel connected to nature, even though i’m not a fan of cold weather

  24. Anne says:

    I love running in the snow…falling snow, piled up snow…it’s so peaceful and quiet. And the air smells super fresh and everything looks new and beautiful…

  25. Melissa says:

    Running outside in the winter is a great way to see my beautiful city in a totally different way- and also to put some roses in my cheeks! Naturally pretty Boston and naturally pretty me!

  26. Miranda says:

    I never get overheated when I run in the winter! Love breathing in the cool air!

  27. Kate says:

    Running when it’s cold and even snowy is my favorite. You definitely have the trail to yourself. It’s that moment that I prove to myself that it isn’t about nature or being seen by others. It’s just about how running makes my body feel.

  28. Jennifer Sullivan says:

    I love running in the Winter because once it’s done I give myself double credit. First for just getting out and running and second for dealing with the weather.

  29. Sarah says:

    I love to run in winter because the trails are so quiet since most people aren’t as crazy as me! Plus, I have no option but to keep pace otherwise I’ll freeze to death.

  30. Devon says:

    I love running in the winter because the heat/humidity of summer aren’t there to slow me down!

  31. Rachel S. says:

    You don’t get hot as quickly and you have motivation to get done faster.

  32. Shirin says:

    I love running in the winter because not only do I get the shock of cold, fresh air in my lungs, I always run a little faster. Automatic speed work!

  33. Allison K says:

    I love to run in winter because it is so still – I can hear sounds I don’t usually. Refreshing on the lungs and skin too!

  34. Jen says:

    I love running in winter because outside is so much better than the treadmill, no matter what the weather!

  35. Cammi h says:

    I love the feeling I get in my lungs! Feels like I really accomplished something! I need something to run on snow! 🙂

  36. Jaclyn says:

    Ooooh, I just moved up north and I could totally use these! I love running in the winter because there’s nothing more peaceful than a snow-packed trail while the sun is rising. And because it’s a lot easier to breathe in cold air than hot and humid air!

  37. kirsten says:

    I love the crisp air, it feels so much better to me than steamy summer humidity. Winter is such a more serene time to run, as many people stay off the roads. And I really love that winter running works for me – finally something running related where I am better than my bf!

  38. Erin says:

    I love to run in the winter because it helps me warm up and it is much easier to go long than in the summer!

  39. Melanie says:

    I love the scenery in the winter. Running in newly fallen snow (safely on a paved trail) is beautiful!

  40. Janie Baugh says:

    I love running winter or summer! But the cooler temps sure are great!

  41. Julie V says:

    With the cold here in the Midwest, do anything outside is a welcome reprieve from cabin fever!

  42. Michelle Breon says:

    Love running in the winter because the world just seems so peaceful and quiet. The scenery is gorgeous, too!

  43. Christine McKenna says:

    I love winter running! I find the cool air invigorating; I don’t need as much fluid replacement as in warmer weather (not sweating). No issues with seasonal allergies. (Trail running shoes help me keep footing on light snow.)

  44. Here in Flroida, running is winter is AWESOME. Usually its less humid and much cooler so I live to run this time of year. Not surprisingly, I have not been super excited about our 80 degree temps lately.

  45. Allison M says:

    I like running in the cold because when I’m done I can go inside and drink a cup of hot cocoa afterward to warm up!

  46. Dona says:

    I love running in the winter because it makes me feel like a badass. Anyone can run when the weather is perfect, but fighting the elements makes me feel like I’m doing double the workout!

  47. Deb E says:

    I have to admit I have it easy here in California. I don’t use my heat, although it’s there if I need it (just a ceramic heater in the bathroom!) Yes steaming hot coffee is a great motivating factor for running in the cold. I love how tired I am afterwards and love to warm up with a flavored coffee and fluffy socks to sooth my feet!

  48. Ruth says:

    I love to run in the winter because it is peaceful, quiet, and beautiful.

  49. Heather says:

    I am living in lovely Florida, so we don’t have the winter weather like others, but when it does get cold it feels like a new adventure when out running.

  50. Emily F. says:

    I like running in the winter because it seems more tranquil and quiet. Just more in touch with nature.

  51. Kimberly says:

    I love to run in the winter because the cold is so motivating! Plus I get to wear all of my cute cold weather gear!

  52. Amanda J. Larson says:

    running in winter is something I haven’t tried yet but would like to. I think running and not getting too over heated like in the summer would feel AWESOME! Having some wonder attire would b a way to put me in the right direction on getting more winter workout apperal.

  53. Allyson says:

    On snowy days (like today), I love the hushed silence as I run.

  54. Andee F says:

    I like running first thing in the morning in the freshly fallen snow. Being the first to put footprints in a blanket of white is so satisfying to me.

  55. Kerragh says:

    The scenery in New England is amazing. Plus, a warm post workout meal after the cold run is the best!

  56. Naomi says:

    The cold wakes me up & motivates me to keep going!

  57. Jeanne says:

    I love to run right after a fresh snow fall (after the road is plowed). It is so peaceful!

  58. Susan says:

    I love to run in the winter! Not only does it lift my mood, but it makes me feel tough. If I can gets myself motivated and out there when it’s below freezing, I can do anything.

  59. Rob Runs says:

    I don’t like to be cold so I thought I would hate winter running but it’s my favorite time of year (much better than our 100 degree, humid summers). I love feeling actual cool air on my skin (as opposed to the soup that makes up the summer air), and it doesn’t hurt that I run a heck of a lot faster!

  60. Lindsay says:

    In Florida running in the winter means running when it feels amazing outside! Instead of 100 degrees and 100% humidity.

  61. Victoria Morgan says:

    I love o run in the winter,because I’m faster! Bring on the PR’s!

  62. Elizabeth says:

    Running in the winter is great because it’s nice and cold outside! I’m not a hot-weather girl and if it’s even slightly too hot, I just won’t run :-/ The warm cocoa or canela (cinnamon tea) after is an added bonus.

  63. Marissa says:

    Surprisingly, my best runs are in the cold weather. Not sure if it’s the fact that I’m one of the few runners out there (giving me more room to dance and jam out on the running paths!) or just the beautiful, yet eerie, stillness of the city, but whenever I crush 5+ mile runs in sub-30 degree weather, I feel amazing.

  64. I love running in the winter because it makes me feel even MORE badass as I’m running AND especially when I’m done. “Yeah, it’s 1 below and I just ran 5 miles outside, ain’t no thang!” haha! Living in South Dakota it gets pretty cold and windy but nothing stops me. ..well, except for the latest -32* windchill, in which case I had to run on a treadmill, which I’m thankful to have access to, but it can be torture for the long hauls. I just need more cold gear to layer up!

  65. Carrie says:

    I like to run in the winter because it’s so peaceful and quiet. Also, running at night in my neighborhood when all the holiday lights are on is amazing!

  66. April says:

    This is my first winter running outside!! I love it, but trying to dress appropriately is HARD since you get warm as you run! Love the quiet of the snow and seeing the steam come off your body after stopping!!!

    also just switched to brooks shoes!!

  67. Cat says:

    Running in winter just makes you look and feel so bada$$! I work in an office and sometimes have to wear arm warmers under my sweaters to stay warm, maybe a beanie would be a good hint that they need to up the thermostat just a bit 😉

  68. Claudia says:

    This gear will definitely help me with my running on the soccer field for sure! Thus would be great!

  69. Ashley Taylor says:

    I would love to win this awesome gear! Then if my friends talk me into a race before spring, I’ll be ready!! 😉

  70. Stephanie says:

    I live in Paris, and I like running in winter because the streets are much more peaceful in the city during more of the day. Also it makes me feel like a running rockstar to brave the cold!

  71. Kathi says:

    I run in the winter so I can indulge in the holiday festivities guilt free.

  72. Lynn T. says:

    Ironically I contemplated this on Sunday, as it was below zero in Minnesota (-7 for my run). I listed the reasons in my head as I ran along – you warm up fast but never get hot; it is beautiful and peaceful to observe a fresh snowy landscape as you run; you are completely alone (most of the time) – but I think my best reason was found at the end of the run, when I entered my house and my husband said “your pink cheeks are my favorite thing about you.” That, was my reason to run in the cold!

  73. Melissa says:

    I LOVE winter and would enjoy running in the winter even more with this gear!!!

  74. Amy says:

    I run in my neighborhood and during the warmer months, there are always other runners, walkers and bikers out with me. But now that the really cold weather has hit, it’s usually just me with an occasional bundled up dog walker looking at me like I’m crazy. Plus, the cold air clears my head like nothing else!

  75. Cressa Marie says:

    I started training this fall for the first time in my life. I hated running so much before but am loving it now especially as it gets colder. The cold weather has been awesome cause it makes me feel super hard-core to leave my office decked out to run in the rain, cold, snow, etc while everyone else is headed to the bar.

  76. Barbara says:

    I love running in. The winter because it generally means im training for a sprong race, like the BOSTON MARATHON!

  77. Maggie says:

    I like to run in the winter because I feel totally badass afterwards…while enjoying my hot cocoa. 🙂

  78. Ashley says:

    It helps me keep on track with all the awesome goodies that are around this time of year (i.e.- Xmas cookies!)

  79. I *hate* the treadmill and the cold temps make me get a wiggle on and run faster 🙂

  80. Michelle Thayer says:

    I haven’t tried running in the winter but if I win this could be my reason to start! All 3 items would allow me to be warm without the added bulk.

  81. Liz says:

    I like to run in the winter because it boosts my immune system so I don’t get sick, gives me a change of scenery from the gym, and best of all I will be fit and ready to run the Philly broad street run in May!!

  82. Cheryl Hanna says:

    Peace of the season…most everyone is inside due to the cold weather…so no stopping to chit chat along the way!

  83. Lynn T. says:

    I love MN winter running because my husband loves my pink cheeks!

  84. Sabrina Shields says:

    I’m moving to NYC this next week from Florida and have never run in real cold! I’ve been researching how I need to change up my workout gear for the weather and this would really help to kick start my new NYC running routine!

  85. Tracie says:

    The cold air motivates me to go a bit faster! Plus I love the calmness of the snow with the motivation of a nice hot cup of coffee post-run 🙂

  86. Nichole says:

    I am just starting a love hate relationship with running. Winter running actually agrees with me better oddly enough, but it doesn’t mess with my asthmas as bad. I have gained alot of weight and running is actually helping me hurdle iver this plateau . So thats why I can love it a little.

  87. Liz C. says:

    I like to run in the winter (and cool evenings) because when I’m done I go home to *snuggle* with my man and he warms me up nice and hot!!! And I hate the treadmill – so boring!

  88. Rhonda says:

    I love to run in the winter because I like the lower temperatures. I don’t get overheated like in the warmer months. I would love to have better running apparel though. I hate to dress in layers and try to run. Feel so top heavy and uncomfortable.

  89. Michele Lindsey says:

    I love running in winter so I don’t have to diet come Spring to fit back into my summer clothes!

  90. Kate says:

    It’s a good remedy for cabin fever.

  91. I am running this winter to train for my first triathlon in February. I had my second baby November first, and started training after my 4 week release from the dr. It is great motivation to get back in shape after the second baby, and twice as difficult, but it will be very rewarding to finish my first tri with my little guys watching, trying to set the example early for them:)

  92. Karina says:

    I love the cute winter running accesorries!

  93. Marin says:

    I love winter running because it’s so much more comfortable than summer running. I live in Texas, and during the winter it actually feels good to work up a sweat!

  94. mackenzie says:

    I like running in the winter because I can get away with not showering afterwards!

  95. Dyanne says:

    New runner here…Just started C25k this winter to look great by Spring break… I need them to keep warm n look cute!!!

  96. Emily says:

    Because I love knowing that I earned my post-run hot chocolate!

  97. Tamara says:

    I like how running in the cold makes my lungs so much stronger!

  98. Lori T says:

    I like to run in the winter because my dog loves it and it puts me in a good mood to see her so happy.

  99. Ellen says:

    Running in the Winter allows you to appreciate the beauty of all the seasons, plus you get to be outside in the daylight which is hard to find this time of year!

  100. Diane says:

    I live in Arizona- running in the winter means I can sleep a little longer and start a little later!

  101. I love running when the snow is falling lightly. It’s SO pretty!

  102. I love running so i get to enjoy the beautiful views and freshness. Its so cold outside these days i am just using what ever workouts I can at home to keep me active. But miss running outside. These running essentials are perfect to motivate me running again

  103. adriana says:

    Running in winter warms me up and energizes me for the day!! Plus the post-run steaming mug of coffee is that much tastier. 🙂

  104. Megan says:

    I love that I’m not a sweaty after 5 minutes!

  105. Cold winter running is my absolute favorite running! I love the extra mental challenge to prepare to get out there, and the job you do on your lungs feels powerful when you are done!! A treadmill has it’s time and place,but if I could choose, I’ll be outside!

  106. Michelle says:

    Running in the cold, especially in the morning when it’s still dark out, makes me feel like I can conquer anything. It may be hard and really tough to get through, but the Superwoman feeling I get afterward makes it feel worth it. I can go through my day knowing I’ve already done the hardest part, and I can take on whatever is thrown my way with confidence.

  107. Denise Dennis says:

    I love running in the winter, because I always run my fastest times in the cold winter, no matter how slow I think I’m going.

  108. Missy says:

    Running in the winter is the best way to get outdoors in the winter and stay warm – run faster. I feel like I can go so much further because I don’t get hot and exhausted like in the Summer!

  109. Samantha says:

    Winter running makes you feel like a badass, totally. And while I love scenery at any time of year, there’s something extra-calming about a snow-white landscape floating by.

  110. Marissa Kenny says:

    I absolutely LOVE running in the cold winter months! The minute I step outside, I feel so refreshed! The bite of the cold air makes me feel so alive. Give me some fresh falling snow, and it’s just about as perfect as it can get. So peaceful.

  111. Pam says:

    Here in Montana, December 7th we were the coldest place on earth! (-50 below wind chill in Great Falls). We have long winters here. If I didn’t love to run in the winter, I would definitely go crazy with cabin fever. I love running uphill towards the snow-covered peaks and then it’s all downhill on the way home. Sometimes, I even get to see the elk who come down from the high elevations in the winter. It does make you feel very alive and then you can go take a good long well-deserved soak in the hot springs.

  112. Laura says:

    I like to run in the cold because the hot shower after is so much better! Hot showers in the summer after a hot run are awful – but the winter – its amazing! 🙂

  113. Anna says:

    I love running in the cold because I love the feeling of the cold air in my lungs. It’s a little bit like fire, but it makes me so awake, alert and motivated. It’s the greatest

  114. Joy says:

    The cold certainly motivates me to try to run faster! haha I don’t love it, but training through the winter pays off in spring PRs. I definitely fantasize about hot chocolate at the end of the run when it’s cold. 😉

  115. Jackie says:

    I love winter running. I feel refreshed and invigorated!

  116. Caroline says:

    My face doesn’t turn as bright red as it does in the summer!

  117. Monique says:

    Everything is beautiful outside, the trees are green, the crisp cold air. Nothing better then being outside as the days get shorter 🙂

  118. Rose says:

    Makes me feel like a badass after I’m done….

  119. Joyce says:

    I love running in the winter. I don’t have to get out as early. Our winter is short here in Phoenix, AZ. It is so much easier than running at 5:30 am or earlier in 90 degree plus heat in the summer.

  120. Mary Taylor says:

    I have to force my self out to do it, but once I get outside, my workout is fantastic! Its all in finding the right lightweight layers. These would be awesome!

  121. Angie says:

    I love the crisp air, cold temps and bright sunshine reflected off the snow! Lightweight layers are a must, and I sometimes overdress. Winning these items would be fabulous – thanks for the chance!

  122. Christie says:

    I haven’t ran in the cold winter weather yet, but maybe I just don’t have the right tools! : )

  123. Courtney says:

    I love running in the winter because it makes me feel like I can do absolutely anything! When I can go outside in single digit weather and accomplish a run, I just feel absolutely amazing the rest of the day.

  124. Lisa says:

    Because I live in Florida and it’s the only time I can run outside and not die of heatstroke!

  125. aeb says:

    I love to run in the winter because it reminds me how much I hate summer runs! I can go so much further on the cold runs!

  126. Kristin S says:

    I love to run in the winter because it makes my butt look better in the spring!

  127. Aleya says:

    I love running in the winter because it motivates me by keeping me warm while I’m outside in the cold weather!

  128. Nicole says:

    I love running in the winter because it gets me outside. I also love the fresh air I get running because I don’t spend a lot of other time outside during the winter.

  129. Jocelyn says:

    I am training for my first half marathon, so I’m learning to love winter running. It gets cold in the Midwest!

  130. Sarah says:

    I love running in the winter! I especially love how the Christmas lights illuminate the way.. My girls love my nerd lamp and crack up ever time I put it on. (Head lamp).

  131. Abby says:

    I like running in the cold because I feel so good and warm once I get moving. I really feel like I’m accomplishing something when I brave the cold for a run. I like doing 5ks or fun runs during the winter and being around all of the crazy people who will brave the elements. And of course coming in and warming up in a toasty house or celebrating with some hot cocoa afterwards doesn’t hurt either!

  132. Daree says:

    Because I can’t feel my sweat.

  133. jenn Manolakos says:

    I love to run in the winter because in Vegas its the time of year the air isnt dry or hot. Its motivating to push harder to get through it

  134. em says:

    i love running in the winter cuz I have never run before this winter – and I actually love it! 🙂

  135. Sara Guinn says:

    I love running in the winter because it keeps me fit during the holidays!!

  136. Sarah O'Boyle says:

    I love the scenery during the winter season and that’s why I run!

  137. Carrie says:

    I love running in the winter, the cool air makes me feel totally refreshed and running paths are no longer crowded.

  138. Michelle B says:

    I love running in winter because it is beautiful! I love the snow and with the right gear a winter run can be so energizing and refreshing.

  139. Sharon says:

    I love to run in the winter because it helps me train for my early spring half marathons!!!

  140. Dorie says:

    I don’t actually love to run in winter, but when I force myself to do it, I enjoy the bragging rights!

  141. laura says:

    running outside in the snow gives me a chance to enjoy the peace and quiet that comes with the winter-time weather!!! and it makes me feel like a bad@$$!!!

  142. Jamie says:

    Running in the winter is so much more peaceful. I love running in the dark and the cold. There’s less traffic because everyone else is normal and stays inside when it’s freezing.

  143. Shannon says:

    Got my first pair of warm running pants but yet to wear them yet. i chickened out when it got below 10 degrees. Would love more gear! The rest of it is really old skiing gear.

  144. Debbie h says:

    The clean, crisp air and almost hallowed quite on a cold winter morning is what prompts me to get out of bed and hit the trail..

  145. Ashley says:

    I love running in the winter because my Samoyeds, Dakato & Maya, can come along for the chilly adventure.

  146. Viveca M says:

    I love running in the winter because its the fastest way to get warm and enjoy the winter scenery. Plus with the holidays around the corner, its a great way to clear your mind. It also beats running in the blazing heat!

  147. Alissa A says:

    I feel tough after winter running!

  148. Adrienne says:

    Running in less than perfect conditions of
    Any type tell me that I’m truly a runner. But getting up, from a cozy bed, when it’s below 35deg and dark, that’s when I really know the runner in me is alive. Plus I train from June to Dec for the Dallas marathon event. This year it was cancelled
    Due to a horrible ice storm that left the roads unsafe for runners, spectators and volunteers.
    But I still got in my cardio, outside, and am extending my winter weather runs to include marathon
    Training for my ‘make-up’ race…still deciding between a couple
    Of choices, but it’ll be a Jan or Feb race. Cold weather running is my gift, 4 months of brutal heat and a month
    Of ideal temps … To get in 26.2 miles on a Sunday in December. Happy holidays to me!!

  149. Brooke says:

    I never used to run in the winter, I’m trying to learn to do it now. I really dont like it but I’m trying! Plus I feel like a BAMF when I’m out there 🙂

  150. JeanMarie says:

    I love running this winter for a very specific reason. I am training for my first half marathon and dedicating it to my aunt who was diagnosed with breast cancer in Oct. Just had a double mastectomy in November and starts chemo & radiation the day before Christmas. She is the reason I decided to not give up running. I’m not a good runner and struggle with it. My aunts fight and her strength made me realize that I can do it and she can’t just decide not to have cancer because it’s hard! So why should I get to wuss out on running because it is hard!
    I love to run in the winter because I love my Aunt!

  151. Amy says:

    Running in the cold is exilerating. It makes one feel alive. It makes me appreciate the fact that one is able to accomplish such feats when others are not so fortunate.

  152. Paegan says:

    I love running in the winter because it gives me a reason to kill the cabin fever with the munches laughing out loud!

  153. Heidi says:

    Because no one likes a treadmill!!

  154. Amanda H says:

    Because you get to wear a whole new set of cute clothes and accessories!

  155. Marianne says:

    I love winter running because what better way to see Christmas lights at night than on a run! Plus there’s no better feeling than a hot shower afterwards.

  156. Kelly says:

    Winter running is easier dealing with my allergies!

  157. cortney says:

    Running outside beats the treadmill!!!

  158. Rachel says:

    Running in winter can be both beautiful and harsh in Maine. I love running in all seasons because the roads are the same, but their appearance changes. In the winter, I love the snow tipped branches and quiet crunch of my feet .

  159. Christine says:

    I run during the winter so that I don’t struggle when the weather warms up. And from a cup-half-full perspective – it’s better than the blazing hot months in the middle of the summer! 😉

  160. laurel says:

    I love not getting all sweaty!

  161. Rachel says:

    I love running in the winter because of the fresh air in my lungs!!

  162. Patty says:

    I would much prefer to run in the cold then the heat. It makes me feel much more alive and invigorated.

  163. Liz says:

    Running in the winter means I focus more on my form because I’m afraid of slipping, so on those days when the sun melts all the snow off the edge of the road I can just go. Then I get the best run ever.

  164. Sarah says:

    I love to run in the winter because I have to work off all the holiday parties!!!!!!

  165. Stacy says:

    I ran my first 5 K in the beginning of October but it is hard to keep running in the winter months when you don’t have the right cold weather essentials. I would love to win these!

  166. Hollis says:

    I love to run in the winter because the folks at Brooks make great products to keep you warm to make it seem like spring time.

  167. Julie C says:

    I love to run in the winter because it’s peaceful and the hot shower after is AWESOME!

  168. Jennifer says:

    I love to run in winter because I live in south Texas! It’s really the only time of year where I can push it without the worry of overheating.

  169. Jamie says:

    I love running in winter because I hate being hot! and i can go faster and longer!

  170. Sarah lindberg says:

    I love to run in winter because I can run farther in cold than in heat!

  171. Nicole says:

    I love running in the winter because we don’t get much of it here in Arizona. Have to get out there and take advantage of weather that isn’t in the triple digits 🙂

  172. Tina says:

    The ice adds a diverse element to my normal routes!

  173. January says:

    I love to run in the winter because its beautiful to see the snow everywhere!

  174. Payton H. says:

    I love running in the winter because of the different perspective I get of things I see on a daily run; from spring, fall, or summer. And of course, the rewarding hot chocolate afterwards to warm me up!

  175. Abby Kraynick says:

    I love to run in the Winter, get’s my blood pumping and the cold air makes me move faster!!

  176. Stephanie says:

    I like running in winter because it’s invigorating and the thought of being warm at home spurs me on to faster times! I saw soo many arm warmers at my last race and I would love to have some for myself!!

  177. Kristen says:

    Because I hate being cooped up indoors all of the time!

  178. Desiree Cox says:

    I love running in winter because I am strong and fit enough to do it now (despite doubting I ever would be). Prior to this year, my motto was that I would only run if a predator was loose…but no more!! Bring it, winter!

  179. Dana says:

    Running outside makes me feel free.

  180. Allysha says:

    I absolutely love running in the cold! I love the feeling of the Cold crips air going through my lungs and also the way your body feels when your warming up on the inside but freezing on the outside! The cold motivates me to keep going to help stay warm! Also, the scenery is absolutely stunning during the winter season !

  181. Liz says:

    I like winter running because it is actually refreshing!

  182. Kelly says:

    I like running in winter because I live in florida and that is the only time it’s bearable!

  183. Gbea says:

    I like running in winter a lot more than in summer – it’s so hot in the South no matter the time of day. I usually run in the morning. In the winter, I really look forward to my first cup of coffee and big bowl of oatmeal as a reward when I finish my run.

  184. Angela says:

    I’m a fan of short, quick runs and running in winter gives me a reason to go fast to keep warm!

  185. Kathy says:

    I’d much rather run in cold weather than hot! I’m from the south and just wait for the temps to drop so I can pull out my long running pants and shirts. I just feel like I can breathe easier :0)

  186. Al milj says:

    There is something magical about winter and the peace it can bring when you are out in it.
    Running gets you out to enjoy it without a lot of distractions

  187. Tina Ross says:

    I love running in the cold for races. I run faster and don’t have to worry about overheating!

  188. Emily D says:

    I like winter running because it forces me outside and to breathe some fresh air when I definitely wouldn’t otherwise. Plus the added benefit of spring running hurting much less if I’m not completely out of shape!

  189. kristina says:

    I like winter running because it keeps me off the treadmill and there is nothing worse than the treadmill.

  190. Caren G says:

    Fresh Air!!! and then that feeling of a warm drink and a hot shower!

  191. Arica says:

    I would love the gloves!! I haven’t been able to find a pair that I love? I am always taking them off to change my songs and then it’s so hard to put them back on while running in the cold.

  192. Grace says:

    I would rather be bundled up running in the cold sunshine than trapped in the gym on a treadmill!

  193. Kim K. says:

    Winter running is definitely better than summer running. Only if there is no snow, however.

  194. Courtney says:

    I love winter running! I can breathe better than in the summer, actually. And I love running on the trails in the snow!

  195. Carrie says:

    No humidity! You can always dress warmer, but in the summer you can’t get cool enough! I also think its so pretty and peaceful. We don’t get to spend enough time outside in the winter!

  196. Liz says:

    I love to run in the winter to look at the beautiful scenery and to get some fresh air after being cooped up inside!

  197. Amanda says:

    I love to run in winter because I hate the summer heat – and honestly, it makes me feel like a badass!

  198. Kris Nighswonger says:

    Since I live in Florida, I don’t have a lot of cold weather gear for running outside! It’s cold tonight, I could have used all three items!!! 🙂

  199. Kathy says:

    Normally in the winter I run on the treadmill, but with this gear I would love running outdoors!

  200. anne hill says:

    ciz it clears my head & the cold air is invigorating!

  201. Kassy says:

    Staying fit all year- and running in the cold while all the whimps admirably watch makes you look like a bad ass.

  202. Tracey Crockett says:

    I don’t love to run no matter what the season…I do it…I just don’t love it. Running in the winter, though, is the best …the cold rain, the slushy ice, the snow…makes me start my day feeling like a badass. I can conquer anything I come across in the rest of my day…I have already conquered mother nature!

  203. Bhakti says:

    I like to run in winter because my winter running gear is so comfy! And I feel so hardcore exercising in extreme weather. 😛

  204. Emma says:

    I love getting outside, being in nature, and feeling the sun on my face (when available 🙂

  205. Teresa says:

    I love running in the cold because I enjoy having the outdoors to myself.

  206. Courtney M says:

    Winter is my favorite time to run! Lots of pretty scenery, quiet roads, hot coffee and bath afterwards…what’s not to love?

  207. Marissa Kenny says:

    You HAVE to love winter running if you live in Ohio and train for marathons! Would absolutely ADORE winning this and will sport it PROUDLY! 🙂

  208. Danielle says:

    I like running in the winter because it seems harder than during the spring/fall. I like the challenge.

  209. Andrea Davies says:

    Winter running gets me outside, and there’s nothing like the scenery when it’s cold and crisp outside and you are running past it. 🙂

  210. Lynetta Martin says:

    Running in the winter makes me LOVE a hot bath even more!

  211. kimmi says:

    its a reason to get out of the house!!!

  212. Rachel F says:

    I’m not a great runner….AND I hate the cold…BUT I signed up with my friends for a Hot Chocolate Run the Saturday after Christmas, so I’m pretty sure I’m going to freeze and die!!! So please help me not hate it as much by keeping me warm and maybe this will just become my new favorite hobby!

  213. Rita Green says:

    It allows me to focus on the essentials of running. It clears my head of all the other overwhelming things and reminds me that I can achieve anything.

  214. Cyndy says:

    I love running in the winter because its easier to run longer distances without getting overheated and it keeps me in shape until the warmer weather hits. I also love the feel of a good knit hat on my head!

  215. quisha hines says:

    I enjoy wintering running because the parks and trails are less crowded.

  216. Lori Legette says:

    I love running in the winter, because I get to run with a great group of ladies. And besides we all know that summer bodies are made in the winter. Winter running makes you truly appreciate summer runs.

  217. tiff says:

    winter running gear means no need to go to the gym and use the treadmill! 😀 running outside is so much better

  218. Liz says:

    I like to run in winter because it’s finally not humid here in south Texas!

  219. Candace C says:

    Because summer bodies are made during the winter months and cold weather runners are beasts, you’ve got to love running when it is cold out. Inhaling that brisk fresh air is the best!!

  220. Beth M says:

    I love the “crunchy” snow under my feet. “Mushy” snow/slush, not so much…

  221. Naomi says:

    THe cold air on my face always feels good & gets me going!

  222. Holly says:

    I live in FL so our winters are not as brutal as the North. But tonight the temp will be 46 which means a cold morning and this beautiful stuff would be a great motivator! I love running in FL winter as the temp is cool sometimes cold ..no chance of ice, snow or frostbite! 😉

  223. Sharon says:

    I like it the best when its over.

  224. Leslie M says:

    I am always hot when I run, so I am enjoying being comfortable on cold winter days!

  225. Cathy Greene says:

    I love running in the cold because it makes me feel like a peppermint patty…cool and refreshed!!

  226. Mindy H. says:

    I love running in the winter because I love the feeling of the cold air on my face while my muscles are nice and warm.

  227. Mary says:

    I love to run on cold winter mornings to see the sparkling Christmas lights while the streets are still quiet. I also love having ice cubes for feet.

  228. Nicole says:

    im not a big fan of running in cold weather, but maybe if I had some awesome cold weather running gear such as this I will become a HUGE fan of cold weather running.

  229. Emily Wedeman says:

    I love running in the winter because of the exquisite burn in my lungs, the crisp, biting breeze on my face, and the ‘Take that, winter!’ feeling afterward. I could’ve let the weather slow me down, and I didn’t.

  230. Emily says:

    If I don’t feel like running when it’s cold, I put on my cold-weather workout clothes and do chores around the house. After a little bit I get heated up enough to want the relief of the cold weather.

  231. Nicole J. says:

    Im not a big fan of cold weather running but maybe if I had some awesome cold weather running gear such as this, I will become a HUGE fan of running in the cold.

  232. Kristilyn says:

    I love running at night with the lights reflecting off the snow. A bonus is when it is snowing at the same time, so peaceful!

  233. Michelle says:

    I love running in winter because when I trip & fall over my own 2 feet I’m going to land in snow. Who doesn’t love an unexpected snow angel break.

  234. robin says:

    I like running in cold weather because I know I’m really alive when I breath in that cold air!!

  235. Mary P. says:

    I love to run in the winter because it is invigorating and makes me feel like a warrior!

  236. Rachel says:

    I love to run all the time and on early morning runs it can be chilly.

    I did a half marathon yesterday and I would’ve loved to have had the gloves and hat from Brooks.

  237. Danielle says:

    I like running in the cold because you can feel ever breath you take. At first it’s almost a painful feeling but over time it makes me feel simply alive! Like my lungs are full of the outdoors!

  238. Canissa says:

    I like runnng in the cold weather because it’s easier to cover up all this weight I’m trying to lose!!

  239. Shari Hambleton says:

    I just launched into menopause and running & exercise help keep me emotionally and spiritually on an even keel.

  240. Melissa says:

    I am so cold all the time year round, so I have to force myself to go for a run in the winter, usually after I’m tired of the same scenery at the gym.

  241. Having just moved down here to Florida it will probably drop to the mid 60’s for our winter. However I love running back in NJ with the family and love the winter because after we gather in a local cafe with my dad and sister and drink tea and cocoa and reminisce!

  242. Linda says:

    I started running last spring, and my 1st “winter” run was on Thanksgiving (27° at the start 0 I’m in MA) and I found it very invigorating! My next 5K is in March, so will be “in training” all winter, and can’t wait! Running in the cold is soooo much better than in the heat of summer!

  243. Roli says:

    I am absolutely not a fan of cold weather so the ONLY reason I like running in the cold is the long, hot shower afterwards to thaw me out! Some cool new winter running gear will certainly help keep this summer bunny warmer!

  244. Brandess says:

    I run in the Winter because training never stops!

  245. Amanda says:

    I crave the fresh air… ESPECIALLY in winter! And I may be motivated by an extra cookie (or two)!

  246. Valerie says:

    I like running in Winter because the air is so crisp. I prefer winter running to summer running because I can always put more layers on to keep warm; there’s only so much you can take off in summer and you’re still suffering from the heat and humidity.

  247. Erin Wennberg says:

    I love the cold brisk air. Wakes me up in the morning!

  248. Jenn says:

    The comments on this giveaway have been AMAZING, guys!!! The lucky winner is:

    Danielle — #237

    Emailing you now, Danielle! Congrats and a huge thank you to all who entered!!!

    —FBG Jenn

  249. Kelly says:

    I love to run in winter because I don’t overheat and I run faster than in the summer! Got my first ever race medal and set a 5K PR during this year’s turkey trot in slushy, snowy roads! 🙂

  250. Bonnie says:

    I love to run winter because it is nice and cool, not to mention winter has it’s own beauty. It is also a little less crowded in the park where I run and I don’t have to worry about a child running across my path. 😀

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