this post is sponsored by Energizer.
And just like that it’s almost officially winter!
We are currently in that weird time that happens in between daylight savings time changes–get up in the dark and go to bed in the dark. For runners this can be especially challenging because if you are training for a winter or spring marathon and you don’t have the ability to train during the day that means that you will be running in the dark whether it’s early or late.
A few years ago when I was working full time, I’d get up at 4:30am to go running in my neighborhood. Depending on the time of year I’d either be running at sun rise, or in the dark and would experience the sun rise on the track. During that time I started to get a bit nervous the darker it got because the trail leading into the track had absolutely no lighting. It was about a half mile in, and trust me, lots of things can happen in a half mile! Looking back now, I realize that running without a light was really silly and if I could do it all over again I’d get a The Energizer® Vision HD headlight or even a Energizer® Vision HD performance metal light with Digital Focus to put in my fanny pack to help navigate the darkness.
We all have and know runner friends who go out and run in the wee hours of the morning. We all are good about making sure that they have all the reflective gear, but what about having actual lights with them so not only they can see where they are going but other people can be aware of them on the streets too. The Energizer® Vision HD headlight features a bright light of up to 180 lumens with 3 light modes, a new dimming feature, and pivoting functionality to direct light where you need it. It’s weather- resistant and drop-tested (up to 1 meter) to stand up to those harsh winter conditions (hello snow!). The smart-dimming technology feature provides users with maximum run time to brighten all their hands-free activities.
Another option is to carry a super light but powerful flashlight in your pockets or in the small bag that you carry around your waist. The Energizer® Vision HD performance metal light with Digital Focus easily transitions from a full spotlight to a full flood light super easily. Its impressive run time, paired with powerful light output and a natural daylight color make this flashlight a must-have for your holiday list.
Being safe while running is not an option, it is absolutely mandatory. Especially in the city that never sleeps. The Energizer headlights and metal lights range between $15 and $30 (depending on the model) and make the perfect stocking stuffer for YOU or your favorite RBFF!
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Have you ever done a run in the dark? What safety precautions do you take?