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Lights, camera, fashion!

Reviewing the last of my illumination devices today!  This week I had a chance to try out the shoe lights that I was gifted by my sister-in-law.  They are the Night Runner 270  and they worked great.  The benefit to these is that they are super light and I forgot they were even on my feet! They will be good for navigating tricky trail terrain (say that fast 10 times!) at night as they light up the area directly in front your your feet. So, I have my headlamp for front and side illumination, my hand held flashlight for aiming at whatever is down in front, and the shoe lights for close to the feet areas.  I think I can't get any more LIT that this!  These shoe lights attach into your shoe laces and can be adjusted to do several different modes of light (similar to the head lamp). Steady, steady higher beam and flashing....all of these go on at the same time as a red light that shines to the back, so people behind can see you as well.  I am hoping these will help to give the con

Trail Blazing

First of all, thank you to all of my readers - I had more than twice the views on my last blog post so that is motivating me to try and post more often! I just may consider myself a blogger now! Today I will reivew a few more of the products that I have been using in preparation for my upcoming Ragnar race (April 2018).  As well as tell you about some of my latest  running clothing purchases that I am loving. The picture above is from a quite challenging trail run that I did last weekend with my BLUR group. Most of the ladies pictured with me are on my Ragnar team and they rocked that run...on the other hand, I was literally trailing behind the group the whole time, so I was a bit frustrated with myself. I am chalking this up to the fact that, because of the falls that I had on trails in the past, I am just more cautious with my steps and not as confident. In highsight, I am pleased to have completed the run without falling or getting injured so I am going to call it a win! I have

Light me up!

Good morning and welcome to winter in northern VA.  We are on our 3rd snow day here (as in school's cancelled) and I am trying to make the best of it.  I did a long yoga practice (as my IT band is raging today and needed to stretch badly), ran errands this morning (before the so-called icy rain is supposed to arrive) and put the boys to work with homework and vacuuming.  Now to update the Blog and get some research done on the Ragnar race.  I hope to get in our times (we are not fast!) and figure the whole rotation out. I really need the help of someone who has done this before (preferably a former captain) so that I can have us well-prepared. Hit me up if you can help! For Christmas I asked for (and recieved!) lots of cool running gear.  I have yet to use the three types of lights I got.  The Nathan Headlamp is on sale at Rei.  I did take it out of the box and charge it (as it does not come charged but is a rechargable device simlar to my Garmin Vivofit watch).  I put it on and