My town has a lack of street lights and sidewalks. The sidewalks that it does have tend to be very uneven and of abnormal heights. Seriously- the city was actually sued at one point due to this. Throw in the occasional mountain lion sighting and cranky dogs and I had plenty of reasons to not run at night. All of which I embraced wholeheartedly but I really, really dislike the treadmill so something had to change during these dark winter months. I ventured on one evening run last winter with a flashlight to guide my way. Not bad but not great. I tried again this winter. Again not bad but not great. Also I kept accidentally hitting the setting for the emergency flash on the flashlight. Oops.
Enter Knuckle Lights. These pint size puppies pack a punch! They come with a charge right out of the box and I was unprepared for how bright they would be. I saw stars for a few moments after I pointed the first one right at my face. Oops. Ok, so they blinded me in close quarters but how would they work on the run?
Freakin’ awesome! My first time running with them didn’t end in full darkness so while I thought they helped cars see me in the twilight, I didn’t really feel like it was a good test of them. My next run with them was after work and returning home so in complete darkness. I geared up and set out for my run. I was surprised just turning on one of the lights, I felt like I could see everything so much better, what would two do? Holy crap, the night lit up. Not only could I see the ground and the bushes and everything around me, I knew cars could see me. In fact I was worried I might blind an oncoming driver! Now, granted I haven’t asked one to stop to get their opinion. 😛
In fact I love the lights so much that I did something I thought would never be possible. I ran after work in work town. I always considered that route to be off limits in the dark- not anymore! Now I didn’t go all the way into the state park because I do want to do a daylight check for downed trees thanks to all our recent rain but I got pretty close. Yay for more running options!!
Now for some technical jargon from the website-
There a few things I wish were slightly different-
All in all, I love these little lights and wish I had them sooner. I can see them lighting the way for my runs for a long time to come. It almost makes me sad that the days are getting longer again. Almost.
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Do you run in the dark?
How do you light up your path?
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