never runs the tangents
This morning I was out running with the dawg. He typically scans for snipers, zombies, and squirrels when we run. I noticed that he kept looking behind us and getting a bit agitated. Then I saw the source of his angst. There was a woman about half a block behind us but gaining pretty quickly clad entirely in black. Black tights, black shirt, black cap. Heck I didn’t notice but now I wonder if her shoes were also black. She did have a small headlamp in need of new batteries so there was a tinge of pale yellow light. Also she was running on the right side of the road. Gosh what could possibly go wrong there?
Sometimes I forget I'm still awakeI fuck up and say these things out loud
If you saw her, then she's a terrible ninja. She should look for another job. I am glad that you're thinking about zombie safety when you run. You can't be too careful.
Do you even run?
Most of my runs are in the dark, and I wonder sometimes if I'm the only person in my area that worries about visibility. Every other runner/walker I see is usually in dark clothing and on the wrong side of the road.
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I wonder if the bright neon yellow shirt I was wearing is secretly allowing zombies and the like to target me more effectively. I have knuckle lights too. They are fabulous for blinding cars so they veer in my direction.
The ninja was breathing pretty hard. I think that is a fail in ninjaness.
My run on Monday ended well after dark and I was astonished to see how many people were out running dressed entirely in black from head to toe. If I'm going somewhere between 5 and 6 miles per hour and I'm not seeing you until the last second before I run into you, it's time to rethink your clothing strategy. (This was mostly on paths protected from cars, but still-- it's worth having a light- or bright- colored T-shirt to wear for evening runs!)
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Last night when I took my dog for a run, a lady going for a walk dressed all in black commented that it was "too funny" that I had a red blinky light on my dog. I let her know that my dog appeared to be more intelligent than herself.
But then again, maybe she was only trying to be invisible to cars?
I like seeing my friends with their clothes ON!
Smaller By The Day
Am I the only person that's noticed that MOST men's running gear comes in black or grey? They may have a tiny strip of reflective, but the rest will be black or grey. My fiance looks for a running jacket, and it's bright orange, LED lights and reflective everywhere. Took her 5 minutes to find it. You have to really look to find something for men that has both bright colors and reflective.
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Target. Champion C9 stuff. The Men's long sleeve shirts are white, royal blue, ok a black and a grey one, and neon yellow and neon orange.
A lot of times I'll gasp and say something along the lines of : "I could barely see you there" when I run past the black clad ones.
I wouldn't be surprised if aponi imagined the entire thing.
Funny, I was running in all black last night. I do carry one Knuckle Lights but down here, is better not to be seen (because if you're seen, you might be kidnapped, raped, etc.). I do use the Knuckle Lights when a car comes near but most of the time I am running on the sidewalk anyway and there are no runners around.
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I needed a warmer jacket, so I headed to my LRS and found one that fit my criteria. The only problem was that it only came in black or pink. I have a strict no-girly-girl-pink policy, so I was forced to buy the black one - I call it my ninja jacket and only wear it when it in REALLY COLD. Otherwise, I have an awesome neon yellow jacket that makes me hard to miss, even at 5AM. Normally, black is a good color for me, but it doesn't make sense for running gear. You're either too hot in the sun or invisible at night.
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