Break out the winter running gear, it is time for an adventure. Winter running can be very energizing if you dress for the weather. Layers are the key. Check the temperature and wind chill factor before deciding how many layers you will need. Everyone has a different tolerance level for the weather, so you may need to experiment with your runs to determine at what temperatures will require more layers. Don’t forget to cover your ears! You may want a scarf over your face if it dips too far below freezing. If you are toasty warm when you first start out, you are probably over dressed! As you run you will heat up and the many layers you thought you needed may become too much. If you don’t have running tights, windbreaker pants and jackets and a thin pair of gloves, you might want to add them to your Christmas list. So don’t let they cold weather scare you off the roads, winter running can be enjoyable if you are dressed appropriately. If you are a crazy high schooler like Coach Stowers’ son, Eli Stowers, who attends Grandville High School in Grand Rapids, Michigan, you might have a tradition to run in your shorts on the last day of school, (December 21, 2012), but don’t do it everyday!