It's that time of the year... if I want to run before Hubby goes to work - it's dark. If I want to run after hubby gets home - it's dark. I thankfully have the option to run when my son is at preschool, but that isn't always a reality. I can also use the treadmill, but well.. we all know that the treadmill isn't called the dreadmill for no reason.
So, that leaves me working on my night moves. If you remember from last year (Workin' on my Night Moves - Fear Of The Dark) I began running solo in the dark.
It is still a work in progress. I am not afraid to run in the dark with friends, but running alone in the dark still takes a pep talk to get me out the door.
Now to light my path... I've never been able to wear a headlamp. I've tried several different ones, but they always gave me a headache. And then I discovered Knuckle Lights. These lights are great! I actually forget that I'm 'carrying' them. So for those of you who don't like to carry things in your hands while you run, I still encourage you to check these out. They've been great for me.
One thing I have found is that you can use a lot of batteries. So I just remove the batteries after each run, then put them back in before I run again. It takes less than a minute and it's really made a difference (for me) with battery life.
So, there you have it... my go-to items for running in the dark.
Keep in mind, in addition to being seen, and able to see, use common sense and other safety measures when running in the dark. I don't wear headphones. I always wear a road-id. I always make sure that I am running against traffic, and make sure that someone knows my running route. There are also several apps now that have live tracking. In fact, I have live tracking with my Garmin that has worked great so far. And, I personally carry pepper spray.
Now get out there and work on your night moves!
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