Can a Santa hat boost running performance?

The darkness of the winter solstice, the looming deadlines and the two feet of snow blanketing Silver Spring all My most important piece of gear for tonight's run.suggest a quick treadmill run might be the safest and most comfortable option for today’s run.

But if I run with my group at Pacers Silver Spring, which is holding its annual “red and green” costume run tonight, I get to wear a Santa hat. Easy choice, right?

We’re running the historic Seminary loop, which is one of my favorite routes, even without the Santa hat. And this may be my last chance to see my running buddies before Steve and I start our holiday travel extravaganza, which will take us from DC to Tampa to Colorado, not to return until 2010.

So in a continuation of Motivation Monday, I will admit that today, I’m motivated by the idea of running in a Santa hat. Really. That’s all. It’s the little things in life, right?


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4 responses to “Can a Santa hat boost running performance?

  1. We want pictures of you – with the hat on!
    : )

  2. I’ll be jingling all the way tonite… running with my jingle bells! Can’t wait to see you out there!

  3. trialsoftraining

    Yup, definitely gonna need pics! πŸ˜‰ have fun!!

  4. lol. cute! hope you got at least 1 pic of the hat in action πŸ™‚ probably not something we’d be brave enough to sport on a solo run, so take advantage of the fun group run!

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