First, let’s address that a few people are questioning the fact that I have my Christmas tree up so early. Don’t worry, I still have 4 pumpkins and a pumpkin scented candle up in my house to cancel out the fact that I have my Christmas tree up about a month too early.
It is National Running Safety Month!
The sun is setting earlier and rising later which means there are more runners out there when it is dark.
WE NEED TO BE SEEN!!! PS my dad said he saw me out driving around town in this top and he said he could see me a mile away:)
Brooks Running just did a survey and found that 42% of runners prefer to head out for their run before the sun rises- and 12% prefer to hit the pavement in the evenings!
Some tips for running in the dark (because we are all a little bit crazy and we even love to run before most people wake up or after a long day of work/kids/etc):
-DON’T RISK IT!! Don’t do anything where you are taking any sort of chance of getting hit by a car!
-Run with somebody! There is safety in numbers and the larger the group the easier it is for cars to see you!
-Run in lit areas as much as possible.
-Make sure that cars see you! Don’t just assume that they see you.
-Wear a small light or carry one with you while you run!
-Ditch the tunes when running in the dark. You need to hear what’s going on around you to avoid any dangerous situations! Listening to One Direction full blast on your headphones as you are running prevents you from hearing what’s happening around you.
-Wear the right stuff! Brooks has come out with clothing (Nightlife!) that has strategically placed contrast fabrics, retroflective detail and active lighting to not just increase visibility but also RECOGNITION. We don’t just want to be seen but we also want to be recognized as a person and not just a sign or something like that!
Look for these things in your gear:
Isn’t it crazy how much easier it is to see the colors that have the borders!?!
I have been trying out the Nightlife LS and the PureFlow 3s Nightlife. I love the fabric of the top—> ridiculously soft (I have even slept in it a few times because it is so soft). There is also a back pocket on the top and some sweet thumbholes. YOU WILL BE SEEN in this top (it is hunting season here and so I make sure to wear this when I go trail running too)! My beloved PureFlow 3s look especially good with all of that reflectivity and they are still as lightweight and comfy as ever!
I tried to position that top so it looks like it is hugging the shoes. Creativity at its finest.
WINTER MILES BRING SPRING SMILES (thanks Kim for this awesome phrase!!!).
We just can’t get enough of each other.
Brooke has even started to call her Aunt Meg.
My goal for today is to wash my hair. Just dreaming big over here and reaching for the stars.
After dinner Brooke and I walked across the street to meet up with my good friend Karl to take Brooke to Big Hero 6. We all loved it.
And no movie is complete without some (or 20 cups) popcorn and diet cokes.
Feel free to check out my must have accessories on Women’s Running!
We have so much in common:
How often do you run in the dark? What are some of your tips for being safe?
Last movie that you saw? Do you prefer treats or popcorn or other while watching the movie?
-I have really been on a popcorn kick lately so I choose popcorn.
Last movie you watched?
1-3 words to describe your mood right now?