Thursday, December 4, 2008

Morning Runner Syndrome....

So I really like running in the mornings, before I have to go to work....with the seasons changing this is becomming more and more of a challenge....running in the cold takes extra effort for me......

Usually I run around 6:30-ish....well today I woke up early for some reason and couldn't go back to sleep, so I decided to go running...it was 5......a.......m. Yes....it was early. And dark. And cold. And did I mention early? To fight the coldness I bundled up really well, with my new gloves and even a neck warmer. I was nice and toasty after about a mile.

And, to fight the dark, I wore my new little runner's light that my parents got me as an early Christmas gift. I think they were worried after reading my last post about running in the dark. The light is actually pretty cool, it clips on your body and gives off a nice red shine, kind of like a bicycle light. The only place I could find to clip it was on my collar, so I felt like I had a red-orange glow on my face the entire way. Thanks mom, I felt extra safe today. I tried to take a picture of the light above, didn't really come out too well.

Just did a nice, easy 2.5 mile run today, at about a 8:50 pace. It was about 20 degrees this morning, so that was about as far as I felt like running in that coldness. I am hoping it is warmer than this on Saturday for the Jingle Bell Run.

8 comments:

RunToFinish said...

ohhh where is that light from? I've only seen the headlamps.

Chad in the AZ Desert said...

It's so hard getting up for a run when it's cold and dark outside. Good job!

Jess said...

That's an interesting light. I'm in the market for one too with the seasons changing.

Oz Runner said...

thanks...the light is really cool..it's a Duravision Pro 6 Safety Light 6 LED red, by Fun Source....you can get it from their website for like $20, but my mom said she found it at a retail store on sale

Melanie said...

thanks for checking out my blog and commenting :) That's a pretty cool light for running, but i'm not dedicated enough to waking up early to run.. it's so cozy under the warm blankets. LOL Great pace for your run too!

Chic Runner said...

RUNNING AT 5 AM WHAT ARE YOU?!?!? ha ha I would have for sure been run over. That light is sick, and I have a whole post on reflective christmas gifts coming up. but shhhh it's a suprise! :)

RunToFinish said...

Just found out I'll have some discounts for the Olathe Marathon and 1/2 this march! I'm going to try to get all you bloggies to run it with me! more on the blog about it next week

D10 said...

That is a cool light. I wear a headlamp and a reflective vest that looks like normal cothing when I run in the dark.

Nice job on the run.