I was determined to go anyway. The temperatures were so perfect, high 40's, and it was clear and getting close to a full moon. What a perfect night for a run. I got my stuff on: running clothes, reflective ankle straps, reflective vest, flashlight, and headed out. I looked like a crazed crossing guard.
I was a little nervous because we live on a private dirt road about 1/4 mile long, then you come out to another smallish town road that goes along the water. I wasn't scared about something getting me, but just a little nervous about the dark. There aren't street lights so the only light would be from my flashlight and the moon.
Once I got out there, it was AWESOME!! I mean, really awesome! The temp was perfect, the moon was beautiful and it was quiet and dark. I think I ran faster too maybe because I was nervous, I don't know. But it was a peaceful run. I saw two cars and one other person walking. She was nuts, however. Fully dressed in black---um... duh! and not one hint of anything reflective on her. Good thing we live in east nowhere and nobody is out after dark. Because she would've gotten hit for sure.
So my new favorite time to run is in the dark at night. :) Love it! I'm not sure how I'll feel when the moon isn't so full and it's dark as a boot, but we'll do it as often as possible. It's 100,000 times better than the dreadmill.
Do you run in the dark?
Any advice for my newly found love of night running?
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