Hi Running Buddies!
How is your running going? Are you getting your miles in? If you are like me, you do most of your training runs after work and since it is winter that means it's dark. Lame! Today I want to talk to you about running safely at night with the help of Nite Ize.
Disclaimer: I received a box of Nite Ize products thanks to Bibrave's BibRavePro ambassadorship. You can learn more about becoming a BibRave Pro & check out BibRave.com to find and write race reviews. As always, all opinions, typos, and silly pictures are my own.
Safety Tips for Running at Night
- Don't run alone. Call me, I'll run with you!
- Run in a public place with other crazy people exercising in the dark.
- Don't wear all black! (The Hubbo is bad about this!)
- Be seen! Wear light-up accessories so you look like a freaking Christmas tree ::Insert Christmas Tree Emoji Here::
- Tell somewhere when you are leaving and when they can expect you to be back
- Don't assume the car will stop for you.
- Keep your cell phone with you in case you need to call someone.
- Know your route and have a backup route in case something interferes.
- Obviously - Don't talk to strangers! Stranger danger should still be alive and well even in your adult life.
- Wear a headlamp to avoid holes and other ankle injuring obstacles.
How Nite Ize Can Help You Stay Safe
First let's talk about the Shoe Lit shoe lights. I got a pink one and a green one. They have other colors as well such as red and blue. These are super easy clip to your shoe through your laces. I've had mine on my shoes for 2 weeks and I never take them off. I don't even notice them when I'm not running at night. You can order them online for $4.49 and make all your running buddies jealous, right Angie? :)
(Photo bombing Chihuahua not included.)
The STS Inova Headlamp comes in blue, orange, and charcoal and retails for $34.99.
The cool thing about this headlamp is that you swipe across the top to turn it on. If you swipe one way it is a white light that is super bright. If you swipe the other way it is a red light! It's called Swipe-to-Shine technology and it's pretty amazing. It's also waterproof.
The Visibility Test
Which one looks less likely to get hit by a car?