This is the hardest time of year to dress. I completely failed to dress right for my run this morning. You wake up and it's still dark, and with your sleepy head you think the whole world outside your warm cozy bed is a chilly wasteland. So you dress warmly: thermal long underwear, shell pants, capilene zip shirt, warm jacket, hat, gloves, scarf. Turns out, on the run, you've called it completely wrong. Should have worn running tights, long sleeved shirt, vest, baseball cap. I spent the whole run peeling things off and tying them around my waist, stuffing my hat and gloves into my pockets, feeling stupid.
Dressing for the day is tricky, too. Mornings are cold -- steam rising off the water, frost on the windshield. But by the sunny afternoon, it can feel almost like summer. And then the sun dips below the treeline and it drops twenty degrees in ten minutes. I've forgotten how to dress for this season.