I haven't quite adjusted to the upcoming change in temperature, or the change in light. As mentioned above, I'm a scared night runner. I do have a treadmill, but it's hard to squeeze in a run at home with three little people that are up and about (the littlest no longer naps). Not to mention, despite the temperatures, running outside is alot more fun than in a living room. I've been doing alot of thinking of ways that can help me feel more secure as this (sadly) long season of cold winter running approaches.
- I run with a reflective jacket, but I recently purchased a reflective vest.
- I don't run with music anymore. If I'm out at night, it's just me and my thoughts. I found this extremely difficult at first, but now it is kind of serene. I feel more secure being able to hear what is around me.
- I've always done this, but am more cautious now. I stop at intersections and cross walks and make sure a car is at a complete stop before crossing. In the past three weeks, I've almost been hit three times. Cars just do not expect pedestrians out anymore.
- A headlamp. I'm thinking about picking one up.