I am not built for cold weather. When filling out forms or applications that question your ethnicity, I tick off Asian Pacific Islander. In order for me to prevent my blood from turning into the equivalent viscosity of engine oil that's overdue for replacement, I must dress in multiple layers of no less than three. Donned in a long down equivalent coat on top of a thick sweatshirt on top of another long sleeve shirt on top of a tank top with long leggings and black waterproof / windproof ski pants, ski boots, convertible gloves / mittens that allow my fingertips access to camera controls, my trusty North Face touk, and a neck gaiter, I was ready to brave the elements. The wind chill brought the temps down to single digits and that's, to put it simply, crazy cold for our coastal city.