Some people really hate winter workouts. I don't. I mean, I hate parts of them—mostly the part before I actually do them—but I hate parts of summer workouts too. But in the end, I have immense love for winter running. My first run ever was on December 26, and in the following months we all learned the words "polar vortex" and there was that one day I accidentally drove to work without gloves when it was a real-feel of -8º and I had to run my hands under warm water for three minutes just to get the feeling back in them. (But that's beside the point.)
Winter running is a unique experience, if you live anywhere that has a winter to speak of. I wrote about some of the safety factors involved in winter running here, but I thought today we'd have some fun. Because I'm determined to inspire you guys to keep on running out there during the cold months. And also because it's nearly New Year's Eve, and we've earned ourselves a gif-heavy, fun post to cap off the year, right? Right.