There’s nothing like some new running gear to lift your spirits and motivation. This week a local running store, Total Runner, had their annual Winter Sale so I stopped by Thursday to check it out. One thing I’ve needed is a good running jacket to keep wind and rain out. Total Runner had a Brooks Nightlife jacket for 25% off. I couldn’t pass that up. So all day yesterday I was looking forward to today’s long Saturday run so I could wear my jacket. And this morning’s 15 degrees made it a perfect day for it. I was nice and comfortable on my 8 miles this morning with Under Armour and my Brooks jacket. No wind, no rain or snow. But plenty of new motivation.