The mornings here have just been too dark to run. I can’t see in the dark (I literally have no might vision) and the last time I did an early morning run, I nearly ate asphalt. Not pleasant. Really not pleasant.
A friend of mine runs at 4am all the time, so I asked her how she runs in the dark, and she replied, “Headlamp.” Seriously? “Like the geek gadget my husband has?” “Yep,” she said.
So, I ordered a headlamp.
I bought a Petzl Tikkina 2 Headlamp (available on backcountry.com) for two reasons. First, it had great reviews (yes, I read reviews, I don’t just write them). It has an adjustable headband, is supposed to be light weight, and have long burn times. Second, it came in a pretty “French Rose” color. I don’t want my geek gadget mixed up with my husband’s geek gadget. LOL.
Isn’t that such a pretty color? If I have to be a geek, I want to be a cute geek. LOL.
This morning was my first time using the headlamp (it arrived yesterday). It was an awesome thing to be able to see while running in the dark.
I did 4.77 miles in 53:14 minutes, which isn’t bad considering it was my first real run since I had shin splints.
I need to work on running more and walking less, though.
After running this morning, I do think I need to get some reflective stripes or something on my jacket.
How did you spend your morning?