Red January goes dark no.14: It's a rare night... - Couch to 5K

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Red January goes dark no.14

Imc50
Imc50Moderator
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It's a rare night off work, and means it's a treat ( oh the little things in life 🀣) to grab an opportunity to run at night πŸ‘.

BUT WITHOUT ANY FURTHER WAFFLE!

REMEMBER THE SAYING

"BE SAFE BE SEEN"

GET LIGHT'S, WEAR HI-VIZ!!! EASYπŸ™‚

Its drizzling, a chilly 2Β°c and it's blumin exhilarating, just that cloud of breath in your torch beam, and the way the night comes right at you...... I nearly tripped on a rabbit making a dash for it, I'd probably spooked it πŸ™ƒ. I mean seriously??

The mist is clinging to the bare trees in the lanes. A route I know well, always wise don't go venturing especially alone in the dark, I mean why would you risk it?

The canal is I'd say more special with the darkness, the canal boat windows glowing softly it just makes it perfect πŸ€—.

I could've run for longer but a date with daughters and monopoly is calling so oh well maybe longer next time 🀫

Happy Running you lot keep safe and healthy and even wear those masks or buffs πŸ‘

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LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate

Wow!

Defo not for me...well done!

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to LottieMW

Ohhh LottieMW grab a headtorch get out there πŸ‘

LottieMW
LottieMWGraduate in reply to Imc50

Maybe in the summer...😬

Aren’t head torches amazing, we wear them for late dog walks You are doing great with RED January

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to WillowandSola

Thank you WillowandSola, I only just remembered to charge it up, but luckily it lasted πŸ‘

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Imc50

I’ve got a hat with headphones in and that’s one of my better gifts to myself, Willow and my daughter have head torches and they really are great I’m glad yours lasted

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to WillowandSola

Ahhhh the Bluetooth bobblehat πŸ‘

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Imc50

I was listening to music the other evening and thinking i felt like a real little old lady sitting here knitting in a hat lol πŸ˜‚

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to WillowandSola

Ohhhhhhhhhhhh please noooo really πŸ™‰πŸ™ˆ

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Imc50

I know lol it really made me laugh but i like the hat better than my headphones lol

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to WillowandSola

Oh I have an image 🀣

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Imc50

I won’t mention the onesie i got for Christmas then lol

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to WillowandSola

Oh now stop it or I'm going to tell everybody about the knitting in the Bluetooth bobble hat πŸ˜‚

WillowandSola
WillowandSolaGraduate in reply to Imc50

Ha ha

limu_mu
limu_muGraduate

Great run ! That high viz is spot on! What a lovely day off and thanks for including tips for running in the darkπŸ‘πŸ‘Œ. When I started C25K I wanted to be invisible, it was a bit idiotic on my part, but have since seen the light. πŸ•Ί

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to limu_mu

Thanks limu_mu it amazes me those I see both running and cycling with no lights or Hi-viz............... WHY?

limu_mu
limu_muGraduate in reply to Imc50

True! on my part lack of awareness and insecurity. Really boring stuff not worth getting hurt for. Did some high viz customisation on that running gear. Try and post some pics, nice activity with the young ones too. πŸ˜„

Indielass00
Indielass00Graduate

Bet it was fun to mix it up and do a night run! Great spooky photos πŸ˜€. Happy running for today!

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Indielass00

Thanks Indielass00 I loved it πŸ€—

This is great , the other night about 9pm I was wide awake and thought ooh I could run , But no light and no hi vis and I’m sort of rural so no street lights and not to mention I’d be s**t scared πŸ™ˆπŸ€£

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Tracytrace

Ohhhhhh Tracytrace it's not scary (very) but definitely get a light πŸ‘

Jericho2332
Jericho2332Graduate

Good advice on the lights and hiviz, important this time of year πŸ‘πŸ» great commitment running in those conditions too, I've only been running 4-5 months so didn't attempt the red January thing as still need my rest days as a novice runner. Next year though I may be tempted πŸ‘ŒπŸ»

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to Jericho2332

Great decision there Jericho2332, those rest days are vitally important to let those muscles rest and repair!!

You're making brilliant progress, and I'm sure they'll be another Red January next year πŸ‘

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate

Ooooo! Especially love the pics of the glowing towpath and spooky tree. And love the idea of the breath dispersing in the torchlight.

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to GailXrunning

Ahhhh taaaa GailXrunning the shadows are truly captivating especially along the waterside πŸ‘

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate in reply to Imc50

And they move too! Magical.

Imc50
Imc50Moderator in reply to GailXrunning

There was this truly gangly one hot on my heels πŸ‘€

GailXrunning
GailXrunningGraduate in reply to Imc50

πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜‚

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