Thursday, December 4, 2014

Making our early morning and night runs SAFE. Nat's Runbit #8

The days are short and until December 21st (winter solstice = shortest day of the year) they are going to keep getting shorter...
Wintertime can mean a lot of running in the dark. 

Let's stay SAFE out there!

I found a great article from active.com about Tips For Safe Night Running. 

** Definitely for women runners we should vary our routes!

http://www.active.com/running/articles/tips-for-safe-night-runs


A lot this we know already, but its nice to have a refresher. :)

I met up with a local running group last night for a workout and the meeting time was 6:30 PM. 

Yep, it was super dark for our run.

I ended up running with a smaller group for the 6.4 mile run and one of the runners had these attached to the back of her shorts:




This really made a difference in being seen at night. I immediately realized that I was not putting safety first during my early morning and night runs and have ordered some for myself.
These lights are also very affordable - you can buy a 2 pack for $9.99!

What lights/reflective gear do you use for safety on the roads for early morning or night runs?

Happiness Is Running Life!

xo,
Natalie



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