Disclaimer: I received a complimentary GoVivo reflective vest and running belt for the purposes of this review and giveaway. As always, all opinions are my very own. This post contains affiliate links.
I enjoy running but the only time I really have time to run outdoors is early in the morning before the sun rises in the dark. I have been running in the dark for years without the right equipment which isn’t safe so let me share some key essentials everyone needs for running in the dark. Don’t make the same mistakes I’ve made. It could cost you your life.
Run with friends
Never run alone when it is dark outside. It’s a safety issue. Not just from being mugged or worse, but if you fall out or start having health trouble it is smart to have someone else there who can assist you.
Be seen running
Drivers are out all throughout the morning, day and night and for those out driving in the wee morning hours, they could still be half sleep so make sure you run with reflectors on or with lights. I’ve personally used knuckle lights and the GoVivo Reflective Vest. It’s excellent because when the car’s headlights hit on the vest the driver can easily see the person ahead of him/her walking or running and can avoid them.
Protect yourself running
Run with mace or some other self defense mechanism to ward off any possible attacks. I have mace which I carry with me and have not had to use it ever but better safe than sorry. The GoVivo Running Belt is excellent to hold your mace, keys and phone. At least that is what I run with and it has enough space to hold all of those items.
I demonstrate how to put on the GoVivo Reflective Vest and Running Belt. Check it out.
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What other tips would you offer up to anyone planning to run outdoors in the dark?