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“All deliberate change first comes from denying the logic that most gives you comfort.” – Notes from The Universe
Years ago, I began receiving daily emails from Notes from the Universe. This one came back around on Facebook’s On This Day app and it could not be more timely.
You see, I’m trying, with every fiber of my being, to step outside of my comfort zone when it comes to running.
This means running hills.
This means pushing the treadmill up to 6.2, 6.5, and even 7.0 for the briefest of moments.
And (what I’ve been most resistant to), this means running in the DARK.
Running in the complete dark frightens me for several reasons. I always play the “what if” game.
- What if a driver cannot see me? During broad daylight drivers aren’t paying attention the way they should!
- What if I trip over something because I can’t see it? I am not the most graceful being on the planet.
- What if there’s someone lurking in the bushes? Or behind a tree? Or, or, or…
- What if there’s a snake? I’ve seen snakes during daytime runs so it could happen!
I could continue but I won’t. Suffice to say, I could come up with a lot of reasons why I shouldn’t run in the dark.
But there’s a very big reason why I will.
That’s right, I’m running Ragnar in June and at least one of my legs will be during the night. Rather than going into that with blinders on (you see what I did there?), I know that I need to be prepared mentally, physically, and most importantly, with the right gear.
Cue Knuckle Lights!
Knuckle Lights are exactly what this scaredy cat needs while running in the dark. The amount of light that each lamp emits is powerful: 280 lumens (lumens equals brightness, for those not in the lingo know). There are three settings on each: high, low, and blinking.
The Knuckle Lights design helps me feel safe while running in the dark. They have adjustable straps so they a nice and snug across the fingers. The wide and sweeping beams mean that I can see a great distance in front of me, not just what is directly in my path.
I really love that they are rechargeable! I haven’t used Knuckle Lights to the end of a charge (and I’m a little OCD about putting them back on the charger after a run), however according to Knuckle Lights the charge will last 4 hours on high, 8 hours on low, or 14 hours blinking.
They are weatherproof too, which is especially helpful because while I am able to stay inside for a treadmill run, my dog always likes to be walked no matter the weather or the time of day!
Each box comes with two lamps, a charging dock, USB cable, and a power adapter. Additionally, you can also charge by plugging into a computer.
Oh! Have I mentioned that the Knuckle Lights are magnetic? They are automatically drawn together by magnets on the inside of the lamps. That way they stick together when not in use and you’re not searching around for a missing lamp. Brilliant!
There are a few different options when it comes to Knuckle Lights; rechargeable Knuckle Lights retail for $59.99. And SCORE, you can use code “bibravepro” and receive 10% off your order.
If you’re not feeling the basic black, check out what they recently posted on their Instagram.
All the pretty colors!
I’m looking forward to getting a lot more use out of my Knuckle Lights – they are now a standard grab and go item while running in the dark and I know Ragnar is going to be THAT. MUCH. BETTER with them along for the run.
Join us next Tuesday, January 24th for the BibRave Chat on Twitter! I’ll be there with Knuckle Lights on. #bibchat
How do you stay visible during your runs? What makes you a little nervous in regards to running?