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Showing posts with label Night Trail Run. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Night Trail Run. Show all posts

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Santa's Little Helper (or the Postal Carrier...)

Headed out for a quick night run - with temps around 40, why pass it up?  Almost all of our neighborhood trails (wide dirt paths) are snow free, which is good in the dark!  The reflective piping on Kathleen's knickers played some tricks on the camera - or maybe it was the blazing speed ...???

Had to do a quick note on the new headlamp.  I took a tip from the Trail Zombie and picked up a Princeton Tec Corona headlamp.  I never notice it in daylight, but I have an annoying head bounce when I run.  This is bad with a spot beam as the bouncy light produces a strange sensation similar to being seasick - cool, eh?  So this blowtorch has 8 LED's and a bunch of combinations of light and power settings, all in more of a flood pattern ~ no bouncing, no nausea!  Needless to say, more is better so I don't mess with the lightweight stuff, but go straight for HIGH POWER.  Definitely recommended for those who run at night.  Anxious for spring, as I think you could easily run technical at night with this.
 Some neighborhood lights - their deer is fake...
... Ours were NOT!  These guys were slurping out of our bird feeder and did not even care that we came home from our run.  When I got the camera out, this doe came walking over thinking I was going to feed her right out of my hand!!!  I had to shut the door before she tried to walk in the house.  We must have naughty neighbors who are feeding the wildlife...
Lo and behold, Santa's Little Helper, aka the postal carrier, left a little surprise on the porch while we were out.  Now it seems some very, very dear friends from a bit east of here (say, maybe, Tulsa area...) were sneaky (and thoughtful) and sent us a beautiful Christmas wreath.  We will have to post a pic when we get it hung in just the right spot.  Spreading Christmas Cheer - Thank You - Friends like you are a blessing!

Also, playing on iTunes while I type - Mercy Me "The Christmas Sessions".  Check it out if you need some fresh Christmas music.  Happy Trails!

Thursday, November 12, 2009

A little run in the dark

We got in short runs in the dark the last couple nights.  Nothing spectacular, other than balmy weather and it is supposed to be a high of 30 by Sunday - so get out and run, right?  This is one of our multi-use trails through the neighborhood.

A little dark?  We donned headlights and cruised around freaking out the local wildlife!

It is extra quiet and peaceful on the trail at night.

So what does everyone do during the short, cold days of winter to stay sane?  Inquiring minds need to know. Treadmills and bicycle trainers are borderline insanity for us (although we do force ourselves to use the trainers, but we don't have a treadmill) - we need to be outside!!!  We were able to get in about 5 miles each night, and it seems like you are going faster at night?!?!  Happy (dark) Trails!

Shoes - K Nike Structure Triax
S - Brooks Ravenna
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