So I thought I was super excited that fall was here. And then I realized I’m not. I forgot how windy it gets this time of year and how the wind makes my nose run. This morning I had a snot bubble while running which was then immediately blown back on to my face by the wind. Eeeew. Running isn’t glamorous ya’ll.
Besides the wind and snot issue, I’ve been having a really hard time finding a good time to run since I am not necessarily a fan of running in the dark. In the summer the sun rises early so I could get 10 miles in before I had to be to work. The sun isn’t rising until almost 7:30 right now. Many times, by the time I am done with work I only have about an hour of daylight left (plus I’m just tired at the end of the day).
I’ve been pushing through and trying to get my runs in after work but I am considering becoming someone who runs in the dark. (since anything over 2 miles is NOT an option on the treadmill).
I have reflective arm/ankle bands and I wear white and all that but I still find that cars come dangerously close to me when I am running in the dark. Besides that, remember how I told you I am afraid of everything? Below is a picture of actual remains found by me on one of my routes
A friend of mine told me she knows someone who uses a head lamp and really likes it. I could see why, I don’t like not knowing where my feet are. I could step in dog poo or roll my ankle on a rock.
Any suggestions for running safely in the dark?
“Man dies of cold, not of darkness.”- Miguel de Unamuno