Since I moved to Florida most of my runs have been in the early afternoon or nighttime. This is mostly due to the fact that I start work between 5-6 am, four days a week which makes running in the morning difficult. The past few weeks instead of sleeping in on my day off I have been running with friends and guess what??? I really love running in the morning and I really missed that feeling of accomplishment that lasts throughout the entire way.
Great run this am with my friend Allison and @runlites They lit our way through the dark and in Florida you need to run in the dark especially when the humidity is 100%!!! Thanks@from sending me these awesome lights to try out @runlites #racepacerunner #runchat #runners #running #runtheyear #TeamASICS #fitfluential #ffcheckin #sweatpink #runlites #tattooedrunner #tattoo #tattooedrunnergirls
The biggest negative about running in the morning since Daylight Savings is that it is dark. I am lucky enough to have an amazing group of running friends who also enjoy running in the morning because I will rarely run alone in the dark, especially with all the critters down here. A month or so ago Runlites sent me a pair of their running gloves with rechargeable lights in them. I was really excited to try them because I needed something to light the way on our early runs.
I can best describe these as a weight lifting gloves with lights on the top of them in a pocket. They are comfortable, but hey did make my hands sweat. I found that I needed to take them off after about 10 minutes because my hands got uncomfortably warm, but my friend Allison wore them for our entire runs and had no issues. The light has two different brightness levels that you can change just by pushing the top of them and the illumination was amazing. Running in the dark in Florida can be more creepy than Long Island for the simple fact I have no idea what critters (alligators, armadillos, lizards, turtles, bobcats, boars, snakes, etc.) I may come across and these lights were awesome for lighting the path ahead of us, which ensured we weren’t going to actually run right into a critter.
While these particular ones may not be right for me, my friend Allison loved them and had no issues with comfort at all. I am told that they are making a palmless version which I think will suit me much better and I am looking forward to trying those out!
Here are the specs from their website gorunlites.com, the key innovative benefits include:
- Lightweight and compact design, fitted with a hands-free safety light
- Two brightness settings that can project 80 lumens of light up to 15 feet
- 6-12 hours of USB re-chargeable battery life
- Palm pocket for storage of IDs, keys, money, or music unit
- Reflective strip for added safety
- Unisex models in a range of colors offered in half-length dry-wick fabric ($34.99) and full-length polar fleece ($39.99)
I think RunLites are pretty awesome and cannot wait for the palmless ones. I think the pricing is right and would definitely purchase them for myself or a running friend. The fleece ones would be great for any runner living in the colder weather, I would have loved to have them for the winter time when I lived up North.
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Disclosure: I received a pair of RunLites for my review and for the giveaway. All opinions are 100% my own.