Hi! I know you all ate just dying to hear about my race on Sunday and I'm equally dying to tell you about it, but I'm waiting on race pictures to come out so you can see more of my pretty face in the post. :) I'm hoping to have it published tomorrow.
In the mean time, let's talk about this season change. Fall came quick! All of a sudden it's dark at 7:30 and I'm caught running in it. Not a fan. I don't mind running in the dark as long as I'm prepared: bright clothes, a light, something I can use as a weapon just in case.
But tonight I was caught in the dark about 2 miles away from my house on a new trail (new to me) near railroad tracks. I'm sure this is painting a really safe picture in your head. I'm not gonna lie, I was a tad creeped out. So I booked it. I ran as fast as my "I just raced on Sunday legs" would go and made it home in good time, safely.
I noticed though, that the darkness brings out the best of my running form. I can't see what the ground is doing, so I'm quick to pick up my foot and place it under me instead of extending my stride more as i usually do. Wish I would run this way all the time!
Now that I realize how early the darkness is I won't be caught without the necessary dark running gear. Well, I could donut again if I want to get in a good tempo run.... Just kidding!
How are you dealing with the dark? Do you like to run in the dark? If so, what is your fave dark running gear?